Since most viruses are deactivated at temperatures between 165 and 212 degrees Fahrenheit, food scientists advise to heat up meat to at least 165 degrees before serving. These temperatures kill bacteria, as well. Viruses can withstand freezing temperatures, however.
Hereof, what temperature should water be to work as a good disinfectant?
If hot water is used in the third compartment of a three-compartment sink, it must be at least 171oF (77oC). If a high-temperature warewashing machine is used to sanitize cleaned dishes, the final sanitizing rinse must be at least 180oF (82oC).
How hot does water need to be in order to sanitize?
A. The Food and Drug Administration code for dishwashing by hand in a commercial food establishment calls for a wash solution temperature of 110 degrees Fahrenheit, which is uncomfortably hot for hands but not hot enough to kill most germs.
How hot is 140 degree water?
Most adults will suffer third-degree burns if exposed to 150 degree water for two seconds. Burns will also occur with a six-second exposure to 140 degree water or with a thirty second exposure to 130 degree water. Even if the temperature is 120 degrees, a five minute exposure could result in third-degree burns.