Rules of the Game for Food Safety
Keep it Clean
Before you eat or handle food, wash your hands, food prep tools and surfaces
Cook to the right temperature
Use a food thermometer to check that foods are cooked to the right temperature:
- 165° F – for chicken and
- 160° F – ground beef
Watch the clock
Throw out perishable food that has been sitting at room temperature for more than two hours; one hour if it’s 90° F or warmer.
Serve at the Right Temperature
Keep hot foods at 140° F or warmer, and cold foods at 40° F or colder.
- Page last reviewed: July 6, 2017
- Page last updated: July 6, 2017
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