Eating Safely

Frequently Asked Questions

7. What are the recommended cooking temperatures for foods?

Meat and poultry need to be cooked to certain temperatures to kill harmful bacteria. Cook these foods to the following safe minimum internal temperatures before removing them from the heat source. Use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of the food.

If you prefer, you may, choose to cook meat to higher temperatures.

Seafood and eggs need to be cooked to certain temperatures to kill harmful bacteria. Cook these foods to the following safe minimum internal temperatures. Use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of the food.