a dangerous area
A specifically hazardous place to be avoided, usually demarcated, such as an area with anti-personnel mines
The temperature range in which food borne bacteria can grow is known as the danger zone. According to some authorities, the danger zone is defined as between 4 and 60 °C. However, other jurisdictions consider the danger zone between 5 and 60 °C. Potentially hazardous food should not be stored at temperatures in this range in order to prevent foodborne illness, and food that remains in this zone for more than two hours should not be consumed according to FSIS. Foodborne microorganisms grow much faster in the middle of the zone, at temperatures between 21 and 47 °C. Foods that have been exposed to the growth of microorganisms can cause a flu-like illness, often referred to as food poisoning. Some of the symptoms include stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever. Food-borne illness becomes more dangerous in certain populations, such as people with weakened immune systems, young children, the elderly, and pregnant women, emphasizing that following the proper handling of food is of particular importance. In Canada, there are approximately 11 million cases of food-borne disease per year. The symptoms of food-borne illness, or “food poisoning,” can begin shortly after, or in some cases weeks after eating the contaminated food.
The numerical value of danger zone in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of danger zone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
[The spores] thrive in the 'danger zone' of 40-140 degrees Fahrenheit (5 to 60 degrees Celsius).
The danger zone for bacteria growth is between 40 and 140 degrees, so you don’t want to leave food out for more than 2 hours.
Air France is out of the danger zone ... but it has not returned to the group of the top three or four best in the world, and that's what's needed.
Air France is out of the danger zone... but Air France has not returned to the group of the top three or four best in the world, and that's what's needed for Air France, in a race that is led by giants, if you're not among these giants, you decline.
Images & Illustrations of danger zone
Translations for danger zone
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for danger zone »
Find a translation for the danger zone definition in other languages:
Select another language: