USDA Revises Cooking Temperatures for Meat

May 25, 2011 | By | Comments (1)

You’ve likely heard that the USDA has revised their recommended safe cooking temperatures for a variety of cuts of meat. The one that is really causing a stir is pork. Previously, the USDA recommended that all cuts of pork be cooked to 160 degrees Fahrenheit, but the new recommendations say it is safe to consume after cooking to 145 degrees Fahrenheit for medium.

 

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What hasn’t changed is that all ground meat should still be cooked to 160 degrees Fahrenheit for maximum safety.

 

Do you follow the USDA guidelines and use an instant read thermometer when you cook meat?

 

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