Hmm....I learned a lot from this thread.
Okay, so Jonathan, ALL food needs to meet those temperatures?
I knew that animal products spoil if left out (which obviously is not a concern for vegans), but I didnt realize that even stuff like steamed veggies and rice have to put in the fridge after being cooked and can only be reheated once after that? Why once by the way?
I tend to make stuff in the early day and then leave it on the counter in tupperware containers (so at room temperature) for the whole rest of the day because sometimes I like my stuff at room temperature when eating it. So this is not good because by the end of the day there are lots of bacteria spores in it is what you are saying?
And this applies to ALL cooked food is what you are also saying?
Thanks for the info and clarification. Science was never really my strong suit. That is why I went into law and not veterinary medicine, which would have been my number one choice.