Cook Foods Until Safe

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  • The only way to be sure meat and chicken are done is to check with a food thermometer.
  • Follow the safe cooking advice on packages.
  • The thermometer should go into the thickest part of the meat or chicken.
  • Cook meat or poultry until the food thermometer says at least 160 degrees F.
  • Hold small cuts of meat on a spatula to help you take the temperature.
  • Cook eggs until both the yolk and white are firm.
  • Any foods that have eggs should be checked with a food thermometer to be sure it is done and ready to eat.
  • The thermometer shows that the food is not ready. Wait for the thermometer to read at least 160 degrees F before serving.
  • Fish and seafood are different than meat and chicken. How do you know they are ready to eat?
  • Shellfish open up when they are done and ready to eat.
  • In the store, shellfish should have closed shells. The shells should not open until they are cooked.
  • Check fish with a fork to be sure it is flaky and ready to eat.

  • follow safe cooking advice
  • thermometer in thickest part
  • cook until at least 160 degrees F
  • small cuts of meat on spatula

  • follow safe cooking advice
  • thermometer in thickest part
  • cook until at least 160 degrees F
  • small cuts of meat on spatula