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Summer Food Safety: Smart Grilling

5/17/2011 1:13:50 PM

Tags: food safety, summer, grilling

Grilled Vegetables

It's time to dust off those outdoor grills and get cooking! You're probably careful to keep your kitchen clean, but if you haven't thought about food safety in a while, here are some summer grilling tips.  

Food Type  Minimum Internal Temperature (degrees Fahrenheit) 
Hamburgers 160
Hot Dogs 165 or until steaming hot
Bratwurst 160 to 165
Chicken 165
Sausage, uncooked ground beef, lamb, pork, veal 160
Sausage, uncooked turkey and chicken 165
Sausage, precooked 165
Beef, roast/prime rib Medium Rare 145, Medium 160, Well Done 170
Pork 160
Venison 160
Fish  Cook until opaque and flakes easily with fork.
Shrimp, Crab, Lobster
 145 (internal)--Shell should turn red, and flesh should become pearly opaque.

See also: Easy Grilled Vegetables
Photo by Emily Heller

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