Foodborne pathogens grow well at room temperatures, but are destroyed by heat above 135 degrees F. For an extra margin of food safety, USDA recommends extra cooking time to be sure the food is at an even safer temperature before consumption.
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The most perfect food! Milk! Is that true? As with most things, perfection is relative and subject to the perception of the beholder.