[IS IT DONE YET?] Thorough cooking helps to kill harmful bacteria in food but how do you know when meat is fully cooked?
Many rely on visual signs such as meat that is no longer pink or if its surface is charred. However, relying on visual indicators are not reliable for food safety.
TIP: To ensure food is cooked thoroughly, use a food thermometer. By using a food thermometer to check if meat and poultry dishes are cooked well, you can also prevent overcooking and guesswork. The general recommended cooking temperature is above 75 degree Celsius but it could vary for different meats.
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Last updated on Tuesday, April 14, 2020