Safe Cooking Temperatures When Grilling
With grilling season well underway, it’s very important to know the safe internal cooking temperature for the meat you are grilling. Make sure you have an accurate meat thermometer and don’t forget a clean plate to place your food on when it’s finished grilling. Cooked food is safe only after it’s been heated to a high enough temperature to kill harmful bacteria. After you remove meat from your grill, oven, or other heat source, allow it to rest for the specified amount of time. During this rest time, its temperature remains constant or continues to rise, which further destroys harmful germs. Use the chart below and a food thermometer to ensure meat, poultry, seafood, and other cooked foods reach a safe minimum internal temperature. For more AmeriGas grilling tips click here.