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It is important to cook foods at a safe temperature to avoid
food poisoning. The following picture shows you
safe temperatures for a number of foods.
Adapted from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety
and Inspection Service (2011). Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures. Available
When cooking foods:
Other Works Consulted
U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and
Inspection Service (2011). Fact sheet. Safe food handling: Basics for handling food safely. Available online:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerW. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
Current as ofMay 24, 2016
Current as of:
May 24, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
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