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Are there any descriptors for food temperatures?

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Temperature Verbal Description Celsius Fahrenheit -18 0 Ideal temperature for freezer 0 32 Freezing point of water 2 35-40 Ideal refrigerator temperature 37 98.6 Lukewarm (body temperature) 65 149 Scalding liquid temperature 85 185 Simmering water 100 212 Boiling water 115 240 10 pounds pressure PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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