Leaving food out for too long even in room temperature can invite bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, and E. coli to grow, which could ultimately cause foodborne illness. Bacteria can multiply rapidly, doubling in number in as little as 20 minutes. According to the USDA, some bacteria, if left out too long, if allowed to multiply, produce toxins that cannot be killed by cooking or reheating.
What is summer going to be like in the midst of a pandemic? Will people be staying home or going back out? Staying home means 20-30% increase in power usage.
If you are in an area that is susceptible to power outages caused by storms, sudden increase in demand, get ready for the summer of 2020. Learn how you can eliminate inventory loss during a power outage at your food service business.