Don't rely upon sight, smell or taste alone to determine if your food is safe to eat. Make sure foods are cooked to a safe minimum internal cooking temperature. Use the Is My Food Safe? App and the chart below to learn about target temperatures for different foods. And, test the food with a food thermometer to make sure this temperature is reached.
Learn Proper Cooking Temperatures with Free App
This ad-free app has many useful features including the Is It Done Yet? safe cooking temperature guide. This feature provides the safe internal cooking temperatures for a wide variety of food items from leftover casseroles to chicken thighs. With this handy app and a food thermometer, you'll never need to guess if your food is cooked to a safe temperature.
Get more information on the Is My Food Safe? App.
Prevent Food Poisoning by Using a Food Thermometer
Ensuring foods reach this safe minimum internal temperature with a food thermometer is the only reliable way to ensure safety and to determine the doneness of cooked meats, poultry, egg dishes and leftovers.
|Food||Serving Size||Grams of Protein|
|Chicken breast, cooked||4 ounces||33|
|Fish, salmon, cooked||4 ounces||29|
|Ground beef, cooked||4 ounces||26|
|Greek yogurt||1 cup||18 to 22|
|Yogurt||1 cup||12 to 14|
|Tofu, firm||frac12; cup||11|
|Beans||frac12; cup||7 to 9|
|Nut butters||2 tablespoons||7 to 8|
|Quinoa, cooked||½ cup||4|
*Must reach an internal temperature of 145°F and allow to rest for at least 3 minutes before carving or consuming.
**Reheat cooked hams packaged in USDA-inspected plants to 140°F and all others to 165°F.