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While the summer conditions bring warmer weather that also means there is an increase in foodborne illness or better known as food poisoning.  Illinois Department of Public Health spokesperson Melaney Arnold says there is something called the "Danger Zone," when food sits between 40 and 140 degrees, which is when bacteria grow most rapidly...


The same precautions hold true for the handling of cold foods...


It's also advised that food not sit out longer than two hours and less than one hour if the temperature is above 90 degrees.

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