Eating Safely

Frequently Asked Questions

14. What about reheating food?

If you want to reheat food that has been refrigerated, you should heat it to 165 degrees Fahrenheit or until it is hot and steaming. When reheating food in the microwave oven, cover and rotate the food for even heating. You should also stir the food to make sure that all parts are fully heated. Allow the food to stand a short while before checking the internal temperature with a food thermometer. Use a food thermometer to check the temperature of the food.