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Is it safe to eat? Use a food thermometer to be SURE.



Authors as Published

Renee Boyer, Professor, Extension Specialist, Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech

All Poultry

Whole, Parts, Ground

Chicken drumstick with a thermometer in it showing 165 degrees Fahrenheit
A whole roasted chicken with thermometer in it
Chicken nuggets with thermometer showing 165 degrees Fahrenheit

Ground Meat

Beef, Veal, Pork & Lamb

Egg Dishes

Grilled steak with a thermometer showing 160 degree Fahrenheit
Sausage with a thermometer showing 160 degrees Fahrenheit
Taco topped with cheese and a thermometer in it


Steaks, Chops & Roasts
+ 3 minute rest time for

Beef, Veal, Pork & Lamb

fried fish fillets with thermometer in, showing 145 degrees Fahrenheit
Fried salmon with thermometer in it
Steak piece with thermometer in it showing 145 degrees Fahrenheit
Dial thermometer 2" sensing area.
Digital thermometer 1/2" sensing area

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Publication Date

August 26, 2019