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Food Bacteria multiplies at an exponential rate!






Bacteria Count/sq. cm. on Chicken
in a 40º F Cooler
TIME# of BACTERIA CONDITION
Day 0360OK
Day 15,800OK
Day 292,000OK
Day 31,475,000OK-Odors
Day 423,600,000Off Odors
Day 5377,500,000Slime
Source: Iowa State Journal of Science - 1959








Bacteria Reproduction
TemperatureBacteria Doubles
90º FEvery 1/2 Hour
70º FEvery 1 Hour
60º FEvery 2 Hours
50º FEvery 3 Hours
40º FEvery 6 Hours
36º FEvery 12 Hours
32º FEvery 20 Hours
Source: Iowa State Journal of Science - 1959

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