Outbreak Traced to Beef Stew Held at Room Temperature
Food held at improper temperatures give bacteria time to grow and multiply. This Food Safety Infosheet covers a Clostridium perfringens outbreak from beef stew held at room temperature in 2012.
- 111 ill after meal at Norwegian swim meet; outbreak was linked to Clostridium perfringens.
- Clostridium perfringens spores often survive cooking.
- If you are hot-holding food have the proper tools available, such as chafing dishes with a heat source. Keep the food above 135°F if service is more than 4 hours after preparation.
Article first appeared on foodsafetyinfosheets.org.