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Updated: August 29, 2017
Improper kitchen practices can lead to the spread of bacteria and other disease-causing organisms. Use the recommendations in this publication to ensure that your kitchen is clean and the food you serve is safe.
Cook foods to the following recommended temperatures:
Following four simple steps - Clean, separate, cook and chill - can help protect your family from food poisoning at home. Remember to purchase, store, and prepare food "by the numbers." Always keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold, and use food thermometers such as the ones shown below to verify that your and your family's food is safe. You also should wash hands often and avoid cross-contamination by keeping raw and cooked foods separate.