It is important to cook foods at a safe temperature to avoid foodborne illness. The following picture shows you safe temperatures for a number of foods.
Adapted from Health Canada (2010). Safe Internal Cooking Temperatures. Available online: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/securit/kitchen-cuisine/cook-temp-cuisson-eng.php.
When cooking foods:
Other Works Consulted
- U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (2011). Fact sheet. Safe food handling: Basics for handling food safely. Available online: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/fact_sheets/Basics_for_Handling_Food_Safely/index.asp.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease|
|Last Revised||December 10, 2012|
Last Revised: December 10, 2012
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