Cooking On A Budget: Food Safety Tips

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Food Safety Tips

Instant Read Thermometer
Probe Thermometer

  1. Never store raw foods over cooked foods. Always place raw foods at the bottom of your refrigerator to prevent cross contamination and eliminate risk of food borne illness.
  2. Refrigeration of foods must be 40 degrees F.
  3. Hold hot foods at 140 degrees F.
  4. Don't put hot cooked foods immediately in the refrigerator. Allow them to cool down prior to refrigeration. You don't want to raise the refrigerated temperature due to the addition of hot foods.
  5. Make sure you wash all poultry in cold water and pat it dry prior to cooking.
  6. Cooking Temperatures:
  • 145 degrees F for pork, seafood, fish
  • 155 degrees F hamburger or ground beef
  • 165 degrees F for stuffing or stuffed foods
  • 165 degrees F for poultry
  • 165 degrees F for reheated foods
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