food  safety


Question by  MatthewM (100)

What kind of food stays good on a buffet?

What can be left out for a long time?


Answer by  ginnybeth1969 (13)

The best foods are the ones that will not spoil quickly, such as gravies and breads. Potatoes are good for a couple of hours if mashed. Rice tends to do well also, and vegetables such as corn and peas or beans are fantastic.


Answer by  GilFinn (2065)

Foods that are kept on ice, like salads, raw vegetables, fruit, etc. can stay on a buffet table for hours as long as its kept cold. Hot foods on the other hand can only stay on a buffet table for 30 minutes to 1 hour without much problem. Any longer and bacteria will start to take hold.


Answer by  elynne (1153)

Hearty foods: Fried Chicken, Cooked Ham, Meat on a stick. Finely cooked delicate foods do not stand uo to the heat lamps and the mauling that other people give them in browsing through. Foods like poached fish, sushi, foods with sauces, just don't do well

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