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Thermometers Aren’t Just for Turkey Anymore

These days, food thermometers aren’t just for your holiday roasts—they’re for all cuts and sizes of meat and poultry, including hamburgers, chicken breasts, and pork chops. Using a food thermometer when cooking meat, poultry, and even egg dishes is the only reliable way to make sure you are preparing a safe and delicious meal for your family.

USDA Recommended Safe Minimum Internal Temperatures

  • Steaks & Roasts – 145°F
  • Fish – 145 °F
  • Pork – 145 °F
  • Ground Beef – 160 °F
  • Egg Dishes – 160 °F
  • Chicken Breasts – 165 °F
  • Whole Poultry – 165 °F

Check out FoodSafety.gov for additional safe cooking advice!

Information taken from:

https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/teach-others/fsis-educational-campaigns/is-it-done-yet/is-it-done-yet

 

 

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