We follow USDA guidelines for product safety based on research by Dr. Bruce Tompkins on pathogen modeling. Using the below table, if your shipment is exposed to temperatures above 50F, 60F, or 70F for longer than the exposure times listed, the shipment should be disposed of. 

Safe Handling Instructions

For more information on food handling and safekeeping procedures, please visit the FDA and USDA websites:

USDA Safe Temperature Zones

FDA Safe Food Handling