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USDA Recommended Safe Minimum Internal



  Steaks & Roasts - 145 °F

  • Fish - 145 °F
  • Pork - 160 °F
  • Ground Beef - 160 °F
  • Egg Dishes - 160 °F
  • Chicken Breasts - 165 °F
  • Whole Poultry - 165 °F

Use a food probe thermometer to check for the proper cooking temperature of food. The Using a Thermometer page will explain the details.

The Cold Storage Chart page is helpful to learn how long food can be safely stored in the refrigerator.

Seasonal Food Safety Fact Sheets                      


Food Safety Tip

Wash all Produce to Remove Contamination

Thoroughly rinse soft and leafy produce.

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Scrub tough-skinned produce with a brush.

More information: Preparing to Cook 

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