What are some of the key ways to keep safe when cooking meat or handling food?
There are a number of things consumers should consider when cooking meat and handling food, including but not limited to:
- Internal cooking temperature
- How meat is thawed
- Keeping raw foods separated to avoid cross-contamination
- The temperature zones at which food begins to grow bacteria/spoil
- Washing hands
Consumers can look to a number of sites that provide helpful information on proper food handling. A couple of great places to start: