Use a Food Thermometer This Holiday Weekend

May 24, 2014 2:38 PM

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Use a Food Thermometer This Holiday Weekend

The USDA is reminding consumers to use a food thermometer when cooking this holiday weekend. There is an ongoing E. coli O157:H7 outbreak associated with undercooked hamburgers that has sickened at least 11 people in four states. That outbreak is also associated with a recall of 1.8 pounds of ground beef produce by Wolverine Packing Company.

Just remember to practice safe food handling techniques to protect yourself and your family. The pathogenic bacteria that cause foodborne illness are killed when foods are heated to the correct temperature. For ground beef and other ground meats, that is 160°F. Hot dogs should be cooked to 165°F, po...

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