The right food temperature...
Do you know what temperature you should cook your foods to in order to make sure they are safe to eat, avoiding infection like salmonella?
A food thermometer can really help...
According to the CDC you should cook foods to the following safe internal temperatures:
145°F for beef, veal, lamb, and fish (then let the meat rest for 3 minutes before carving or eating)
145°F for pork and ham (then let the meat rest for 3 minutes before carving or eating)
160°F for ground beef, ground pork, ground veal, and ground lamb
160°F for egg dishes
165°F for poultry (chicken, turkey, duck), including ground chicken /ground turkey
165°F for casseroles
Microwave food to 165°F or above.
Take care of your body, my friends! It’s the only one you get!
Amanda Cudney, BSN, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
For more information go to cdc.gov