Food safetyThis week’s food safety infosheet from the International Food Safety Network focuses on proper cooking temperatures for food. 

We’ve learned more about proper cooking temperatures in recent weeks since ConAgra recalled chicken and turkey pot pies for Salmonella contamination.  Microwave temperatures vary, and using a food thermometer to measure a food’s internal temperature and determine food safety is important since consumers are the last line of defense when cooking at home.

The iFSN "barf blog" post titled, "Cooking a Frozen Pot Pie in a Microwave" is a good demonstration of why food thermometers are useful tools in the kitchen.