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To effectively "heat sanitize" equipment, it must be soaked for at least 30 seconds in hot water that is what minimum temperature?

A 171°F

Explanation: One method for sanitizing dishes, utensils, and equipment is to soak them in hot water. The water should be at least 171°F and the item should be completely submerged for at least 30 seconds. This can be done in a large sink but usually, it is done by running the item through a high-temperature dishwasher.