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Food Safety for Moms-to-Be
Prevention — Step 3
- Cook meat, poultry, and seafood to proper temperatures
- Use a food thermometer to check
Heating foods to the right temperature for the proper amount of time kills harmful bacteria, so cook meat, poultry, and seafood thoroughly. Use a food thermometer to check.
Also, be aware of the “Danger Zone,” the range of temperatures at which bacteria can grow — usually between 40° F and 140° F. Keep food below or above the “danger zone.”
At the end of this presentation, I have a temperature chart for each of you to use at home.