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Develop a Taste for Safety
According to a survey conducted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods, only 20 percent of Americans use a food thermometer to check the doneness for red meat, pork or poultry. Cooking to proper temperatures ensures the safety of your dish. Whenever you grill or cook, make sure you are using a food thermometer and cooking to the proper temperatures!
Here are the proper temperatures for some summertime favorites:
- Hamburgers: 160°F
- Steaks, roasts and chops: 145°F*
- Chicken breasts: 165°F
- Ground turkey or chicken: 165°F
- Shrimp, lobster and crabs: Cook until flesh is pearly and opaque
*Must reach an internal temperature of 145°F and allow to rest for at least three minutes before carving or consuming.
For more information on how to reduce your risk of food poisoning, visit our Outdoor Dining section on www.HomeFoodSafety.org.
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