Refrigeration of Asian Noodles

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Ching Ching Ni is a Metro Reporter for the Los Angeles Times.  She recently wrote about the law requiring fresh Asian noodles to be refrigerated.  The law indicates that perishable food must be kept at or below 41 degrees or above 140 degrees so as to avoid food borne illness. 

Critics of the law say that fresh rice noodles would be ruined if they were refrigerated - they would become brittle.  There have been no reports of illness from Asian noodles.


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