Reheat Foods Quickly & Safely



  • Reheat previously cooled foods to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F
  • Rapid reheating is required
  • Stir foods frequently to distribute the heat
  • Measure the internal temperature with a thermometer
  • After reaching 165 degrees F, the food must be held hot at 135 degrees F or above



  • Direct heat (stove top) is best
  • Steam cookers, ovens, and microwaves may be used if reheating achieves 165 degrees F.
  • Reheating in steam tables and crock pots is unsafe and discourage