FATTOM

What you need to know

What it means

Food- certain foods grow bacteria easier

Acidity- the more acidic the less bacteria can grow on it

Temperature- if food is held at a temperature that bacteria can grow they will

Time- if given enough time bacteria can grow to cause harm

Oxygen- all but one bacteria need oxygen

Moisture- the more moisture the faster bacteria grows

Refrigeration does not stop bacteria growth, just slows it

Bacteria need calories to grow, but can grow faster due to moisture