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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.

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