TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER m: FOOD, DRUGS AND COSMETICS
PART 750 FOOD SERVICE SANITATION CODE
SECTION 750.210 REHEATING FOR HOT HOLDING
Section 750.210 Reheating for Hot Holding
a) Except as specified under subsections (b), (c), (d) and (e), potentially hazardous foods that have been cooked and then refrigerated shall be reheated rapidly to at least 165°F or higher for 15 seconds throughout before being served or before being placed in a hot food storage facility. Steam tables, bain-maries, warmers, and similar hot food holding facilities are prohibited for the rapid reheating of potentially hazardous foods.
b) Except as specified under subsection (c), potentially hazardous food reheated in a microwave oven for hot holding shall be reheated so that all parts of the food reach a temperature of at least 165° F (74° C) and the food is rotated or stirred, covered, and allowed to stand covered for 2 minutes after reheating.
c) Ready-to-eat food taken from a commercially processed, hermetically sealed container, or from an intact package from a food processing plant that is inspected by the food regulatory authority that has jurisdiction over the plant, shall be heated to a temperature of at least 135°F (57°C) for hot holding.
d) Reheating for hot holding shall be done rapidly, and the time during which the food is between 41°F and 165°F may not exceed 2 hours.
e) Remaining unsliced portions of roasts of beef that are cooked as specified under Sections 750.186 and 750.187 may be reheated for hot holding using the oven parameters and minimum time and temperature conditions specified under Sections 750.186 and 750.187.
(Source: Amended at 32 Ill. Reg. 11980, effective July 10, 2008)