Cooking meat to the correct internal temperatures is one of the basic food safety rules. The best way to ensure you have reached the correct temperature is to use a food thermometer.
How to use a food thermometer:
- Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the meat. Insert all the way to the middle but avoid touching any bone.
- For burgers, insert food thermometer through the side of the patty not through the top.
- Check each piece of meat separately.
- Use a digital thermometer for more accurate readings.
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