May 25, 2011

USDA announce new minimum temperatures for cooking some whole cuts of meat
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Written by : Tom George| 0 | Food & Beverage

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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has new cooking guidelines for cooking pork, steaks, roasts, and chops. They changed all whole cuts of meat (except poultry) to be 145°F with a 3 minute rest time, which will make it easier to remember the safe cooking temperatures for all the different meats.

Three temperatures to cook meat:
# Whole cuts of meat (excluding poultry) – 145°F
# Ground meats (excluding poultry) – 160 °F
# Poultry includes both whole and ground products – 165 °F

Poultry includes chicken, turkey, and other birds.

It is important to have the whole cuts of meat rest for three minutes once it reaches the 145°F temperature. Use a meat thermometer and measure the middle of the meat cut to determine if you have reached the correct temperature. Letting the meat stand for 3 minutes will kill pathogens as well as have meat that is not too dried out.
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