Why Does It Matter?
Tips To Follow When Cooking Food
Keep Food Hot After Cooking: The possibility of bacterial growth actually increases as food cools after cooking because the drop in temperature allows bacteria to thrive. But you can keep your food at a higher temperature in a food warmer like a crock pot.
Microwave Food Thoroughly: In the microwave you need to make sure that your microwave is hot enough. If you are cooking with directions make sure you follow through, like when it says to let the food sit after heating. This lets you kill more bacteria and your food can finish cooking. After you are done cooking use a thermometer to make sure your food is hot enough.