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Celiac Nutrition Guide, 3rd Edition (Single Copy)

Celiac Nutrition Guide, 3rd Edition (Single Copy)

This easy to read “survival guide” outlines essential information for people diagnosed with Celiac disease.

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Holiday Helper

Turkey, ham, even the Christmas goose – meat makes the menu at most holiday feasts. But how can you tell if your main meat dish is undercooked, overcooked or ready to serve? There’s just one way: with a food thermometer.

Below is a quick, at-a-glance reference for the safe minimum internal cooking temperatures for all of your favorite meat dishes, from family classics to exotic new ones.

Type of FoodSafe Internal Cooking Temperature (in °F)
Turkey: Whole, Stuffed or Unstuffed    165°
Stuffing165°
Beef Roast/Prime Rib/Pork Roast 145° and allow to rest for at least 3 minutes
Ham: Fresh or Raw160°
Ham: Fully Cooked140°
Chicken165°
Duck/Goose/Quail/Pheasant165°
Sausage Uncooked160°
Sausage Precooked165°
Venison160°
Fish145° or until opaque and flakes easily with fork
Shrimp/Lobster/CrabShould turn red and flesh should become pearly opaque
Egg Dishes160°
Leftovers165°

For more information on reducing your family’s risk of food poisoning this holiday season and to download a copy of the Holiday Helper temperature chart, visit www.homefoodsafety.org or download the free “Is My Food Safe?” app.  

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