Use a food thermometer –
you can’t tell food is cooked
safely by how it looks.
Even for experienced cooks, the improper heating and preparation
of food means bacteria can survive. Visit befoodsafe.gov for more
information on the safe internal temperatures for cooking foods.
The four easy lessons of Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill can help
prevent harmful bacteria from making your family sick.
To find out more about food safety, visit befoodsafe.gov
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Be food safe. Cook.
Stir, rotate the dish, and
cover food when microwaving
to prevent cold spots where
bacteria can survive.
Bring sauces, soups, and
gravies to a rolling boil when