Cook Foods Until SafeBack
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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.