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What do I need to know about temperature and food safety?

What general rules do I need to follow to keep my food safe? How do I know what temperature to cook something to, or whether my food is safe at room temperature?
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Short term storage of bechamel

How far in advance can I make a bechamel sauce before using it without having to cool, refrigerate and reheat. For instance if I'm making a creamed spinach dish for a dinner party can I make the ...
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Is cooked fish as perishable as raw fish?

I know that leaving raw fish out of the fridge for more than a couple hours makes it totally unsafe to eat. Most cooked meats are okay to pack in a lunchbox and hold at room temperature for the hours ...
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Can I slow cook a 3.25 beef roast for 4 hours on high, refridgerate in the crock pot overnight and then cook on low again in the morning for 4 hours?

Can I slow cook a 3.25 beef roast (not browned) with vegetables for 4 hours on high, refrigerate in the crock pot overnight, and then cook on low again in the morning for 4 hours? I am new to cooking ...
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How long can chili be cooked in a crockpot

Chili cooked on stove top, had an emergency and moved it to a crockpot, on warm setting. Is it still ok to eat? It's been in the crockpot 7 days. It was covered and hard to get the lid off. Once the ...
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Are my refrigerated pork chops & onions safe to eat?

I cooked pork chops with onions two days ago and refrigerated the leftovers pretty quickly. I checked it today and there was a lot of congealed fat around and over some of the onions (not submerged ...
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Beef stew was left cooling on the stove for like six hours [duplicate]

I cooked a pot of beef stew...I slow cook the roast and vegetables until 2am I fell a sleep and woke up around 9am is it safe to eat?
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Are there unnoticable effects of cooked food going bad? [closed]

I've seen and heard the statement that bacteria will create toxins that will remain, despite reheating. (eg How long can cooked food be safely stored at room/warm temperature?) I get all of that, and ...

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