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Provide refrigerated display cases with an easily readable, numerically-scaled
thermometer that is accurate to +/- 3F (1.7F). Make sure that display cases are
capable of maintaining an internal product temperature of 38F (3C) or below.
Follow these guidelines for heated display cases:
Ensure that heated display cases are capable of maintaining a product
temperature of 140F (60C) or above.
DO NOT use heated display cases to bring the product temperature up to the
required holding temperature.
Make sure that food is heated to at least 145F (60C) for 15 seconds before
you place it into the display case.
Check the product temperatures of foods frequently during display.
Prohibit wet display.
NOTE: "Wet storage" or "wet display" refers to the storage of food or food
packages in water or in direct contact with undrained ice.
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