Food Temperature Sensors

Food Temperature Sensors

A big role that the temperature of food plays is to ensure that certain food products are well cooked to kill harmful organisms like bacteria. many foods, irregardless of whether they are cooked or raw, become breeding grounds for other harmful organisms if they are left un-refrigerated for too long or even if left in refrigerated environment for too long.

It is quite straightforward and direct to monitor the internal temperature of meats and other foods in the cooking area to ensure that the proper minimum temperature has been attained before they are considered safe for human consumption. Below is a list of some cooking temperature rules for food per the US Dept of Agriculture's (USDA) "ThermyTM" Food Safety Campaign.

"ThermyTM" Food Safety Temperature Rules

Food Stuff Detail Minimum Internal Temperature in Degrees F, as measured by a reliable food thermometer
Ground Meat & Meat Mixture Beef, Pork Veal, Lamb 160
Turkey, Chicken 165
Fresh Beef, Veal, Lamb Medium Rare 145
Medium 160
Well Done 170
Poultry Chicken & Turkey, whole 180
Poultry breasts, roast 170
Poultry thighs, wings, legs 180
Duck & Goose 180
Stuffing (cooked alone or in bird) 165
Fresh Pork Medium 160
Well Done 170
Ham Fresh (raw) 160
Pre-cooked (to reheat) 140
Eggs & Egg Dishes Eggs Cook until yolk & white are firm
Egg dishes 160
Leftovers & Casseroles   165

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