Diva Caring: Food Cooking Temperatures…

I tend to post things like this regularly as safety tips for cooking need constant re-emphasis.

Cooking Temperatures

When cooking food — whether grilling, stewing, roasting, or frying — and reheating leftovers, it’s important to know the safe minimum internal temperature of what you’re cooking to avoid food borne illness. This is particularly true for all fresh meat, poultry, and seafood products. The temperature chart below outlines all minimum internal temperatures required for food safety.

Food Internal Temperature Chart

FOOD TYPESAFE MINIMUM INTERNAL TEMPERATURE
Beef ‐ Ground160 degrees F (71 degrees C)
Beef ‐ Steak145 degrees F (63 degrees C)
Beef ‐ All other cuts145 degrees F (63 degrees C)
Chicken ‐ Ground165 degrees F (74 degrees C)
Chicken ‐ Whole165 degrees F (74 degrees C)
Chicken ‐ All other cuts165 degrees F (74 degrees C)
Turkey ‐ Ground165 degrees F (74 degrees C)
Turkey ‐ Whole165 degrees F (74 degrees C)
Turkey ‐ All other cuts165 degrees F (74 degrees C)
Lamb ‐ Ground160 degrees F (71 degrees C)
Lamb ‐ All other cuts145 degrees F (63 degrees C)
Pork ‐ Ground160 degrees F (71 degrees C)
Pork ‐ All other cuts145 degrees F (63 degrees C)
Ham ‐ Fresh145 degrees F (63 degrees C)
Ham ‐ Precooked165 degrees F (74 degrees C)
Game ‐ e.g., venison, elk, moose145 degrees F (63 degrees C)
Duck165 degrees F (74 degrees C)
Goose165 degrees F (74 degrees C)
Rabbit160 degrees F (71 degrees C)
Eggs ‐ Fried, poachedCook until firm white and yolk
Eggs ‐ All other dishes (e.g., quiche)160 degrees F (71 degrees C)
Fish145 degrees F (63 degrees C)
Seafood ‐ Shellfish (e.g., shrimp, lobster)145 degrees F (63 degrees C)
Seafood ‐ Clams, mussels145 degrees F (63 degrees C)
Casseroles ‐ e.g., lasagna165 degrees F (74 degrees C)
Leftovers ‐ Reheated165 degrees F (74 degrees C)

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