IAFP History Timeline
100 Year Anniversary

Icons

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Handwashing
Handwashing
Wash hands with soap and warm running water.
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Potentially Hazardous Materials
Potentially Hazardous Materials
A food that requires time/temperature control for safety.
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Cooking
Cooking
Thoroughly cook foods to appropriate temperatures.
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Do Not Work If Ill
Do Not Work If Ill
Do not work with food and beverage if you are ill or experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms.
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Cross Contamination
Cross Contamination
Do not cross-contaminate between raw and ready-to-eat or cooked foods.
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Wash, Rinse, and Sanitize
Wash, Rinse, and Sanitize
Food contact surfaces and utensils must be properly washed, rinsed, and sanitized.
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No Bare Hand Contact
No Bare Hand Contact
Do not touch ready-to-eat foods with bare hands.
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Refrigeration/Cold Holding
Refrigeration/Cold Holding
Cold foods must be held at 41°F (5°C) or below.
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Cooling 135ºF (57ºC)
Cooling 135ºF (57ºC)
Hot foods must be cooled from 135ºF to 70ºF (57ºC to 21ºC) within 2 hours and from 70ºF to 41ºF (21ºC to 5ºC) within an additional 4 hours.
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Cooling 140ºF
Cooling 140ºF
Hot foods must be cooled from 140ºF to 70ºF (60ºC to 21ºC) within 2 hours and from 70ºF to 41ºF (21ºC to 5ºC) within an additional 4 hours.
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Hot Holding 135ºF (57ºC)
Hot Holding 135ºF (57ºC)
Hot foods must be held at 135ºF (57ºC) or above.
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Hot Holding 140ºF (60ºC)
Hot Holding 140ºF (60ºC)
Hot foods must be held at 140ºF (60ºC) or above.
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Temperature Danger Zone 135ºF
Temperature Danger Zone 135ºF
Do not allow foods to stay in the temperature danger zone. Keep cold foods cold and hot foods hot.
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Temperature Danger Zone 140ºF
Temperature Danger Zone 140ºF
Do not allow foods to stay in the temperature danger zone. Keep cold foods cold and hot foods hot.
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Food Safety Icon Guidelines

Purpose:
The purpose of the International Food Safety Icons is to provide an easily recognizable symbol that conveys a specific food safety message for food handlers of all nationalities. There are eleven Icons available.

Copyright:
The International Association for Food Protection holds copyright to the International Food Safety Icons. Any use beyond those accepted uses outlined below must be approved in writing prior to such use.

Disclaimer:
Icons are provided "AS IS " without warrenties of any kinds, including IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTIBILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Educational and Non-commercial Uses:
The International Food Safety Icons are available for use in training manuals and other educational type of books, booklets or pamphlets without obtaining specific authorization from the International Association for Food Protection. Proper credit must be given to the International Association for Food Protection as copyright holder wherever the International Food Safety Icons are used. Other educational and non-commercial uses of the International Food Safety Icons will be considered upon written request to the International Association for Food Protection.

Commercial Uses:
The International Food Safety Icons are available for licensing (a fee-based license) to companies or organizations wanting to produce stickers, signs, posters or similar products for commercial distribution. Proper credit must be given to the International Association for Food Protection as copyright holder wherever the International Food Safety Icons are used. Requests must be made to the International Association for Food Protection.

Availability:
A CD Rom containing the International Food Safety Icons in high-resolution formats for premium quality reproductions is available for $25 including shipping and handling. Click here to order a copy online. Low-resolution file formats of the Icons are available for downloading from the IAFP Web site.

Additional Information:
Contact the Association office at +1 800.369.6337; +1 515.276.3344;
E-mail: info@foodprotection.org;
Web site: www.foodprotection.org.