FoodSafety.gov is the gateway to food safety information provided by government agencies. “The federal government will enhance www.foodsafety.gov to better communicate information to the public and include an improved individual alert system allowing consumers to receive food safety information, such as notification of recalls. Agencies will also use social media to expand public communications.”Foodsafety.gov is a terrific site provided and produced by the United States Department of Agriculture. You cannot beat it as a resource for the most current information and guidance in keeping food safe and preventing foodborne illness. Bookmark foodsafety.gov as your go-to resource for reliable advice in all your food preparation.
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Why Use a Food Thermometer?
Using a food thermometer is the only reliable way to ensure safety and to determine desired "doneness" of meat, poultry, and egg products. To be safe, these foods must be cooked to a safe minimum internal temperature to destroy any harmful microorganisms that may be in the food. "Doneness" refers to when a food is cooked to a desired state and indicates the sensory aspects of foods such as texture, appearance, and juiciness. Unlike the temperatures required for safety, these sensory aspects are subjective. (USDA Food Safety)