Good morning CoCo..
1) Doesn't the putting of hot food in the fridge cause the interior temperature to spike, causing the items already inside to get warm?
2) Picnics, where food is out on tables: sure, the hot dishes generally get onto the picnickers' plates pretty quick, but there're always leftovers.
I think OUTLAW said bacteria numbers double every 20 minutes. So, is there a higher risk of getting food poisoning at this kind of noshing venue?
1)..It would have to be a pretty big quantity of Hot food to warm up a fridge..
In that case you Want to put the container the Hot food was in..In an "Ice Bath"..
Fill your Kitchen sink with ice and put the hot container of food in it..That will Bring the temperature of the food down rapidly..
Cold absorbs Heat..
Then put the food into managable storage containers and put it in the freezer..
2)..When you done eating at your Picnic..Put the left overs in the Cooler,you brought the food in..
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