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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 421. Food Regulations

12VAC5-421-800. Cooling.

A. Cooked time/temperature control for safety food shall be cooled:

1. Within two hours, from 135°F (57°C) to 70°F (21°C);P and

2. Within a total of six hours from 135°F (57°C) to 41°F (5°C) or less.P

B. Time/temperature control for safety food shall be cooled within four hours to 41°F (5°C) or less if prepared from ingredients at ambient temperature, such as reconstituted foods and canned tuna.P

C. Except as specified in subsection D of this section, a time/temperature control for safety food received in compliance with laws allowing a temperature above 41°F (5°C) during shipment from the supplier as specified in 12VAC5-421-340 B, shall be cooled within four hours to 41°F (5°C) or less.P

D. Raw eggs shall be received as specified under 12VAC5-421-340 C and immediately placed in refrigerated equipment that maintains an ambient air temperature of 45°F (7°C) or less.P

Statutory Authority

§§ 35.1-11 and 35.1-14 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2002; amended, Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 2, eff. October 16, 2007; Volume 26, Issue 7, eff. January 1, 2010; Volume 32, Issue 22, eff. July 12, 2016.

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