who wanted to know when steaks and pork
chops are done on a grill. I highly
recommend buying a good meat thermometer
and following the recommended
temperatures listed in this chart. It is
the easiest and safest way to make sure
all your food is safe to eat.
Safe Food Recommended Cooking
and meat mixtures
Beef, pork, veal and lamb
Beef, veal and
lamb – roasts, steaks and chops
Whole chicken or turkey
(76.7-79.4°C), as measured in deepest
part of thigh**
Legs or thighs
170-175°F (76.7-79.4°C), as measured in
deepest part of thigh**
Chops, roasts, ribs
Precooked (to reheat)
Custard, sauces, ice cream base
Flesh should be opaque
and flake easily.
Flesh should be opaque and pearly.
Flesh should be opaque,
milky white and firm.
Safe to eat when flesh turns pink.
Clams, oysters, mussels
eat if shells have opened during
cooking. Discard any unopened shells.
Leftovers and casseroles
**Poultry is safe
to eat at 165° (73.9°C), but we prefer
the taste and texture when the legs and
thighs are cooked to 170-175°