Food safety (1611)

Key points below

It is important to know about food safety. It may help you keep from getting sick. Learn about ways to keep your food safe.



Keep hot food hot  

145° F - Whole, pieces, roasts, or chops of beef, pork, lamb, fish, and seafood. Let sit 4 minutes before cutting.

160° F - Ground beef, pork, lamb, fish, seafood, and egg dishes.

165° F - Whole, pieces, or ground turkey, chicken, and duck, sausages, hot dogs, deli meats, casseroles, and left overs.

Keep cold food cold

Unsafe Foods

There are some foods and drinks that may not be safe for all children. Children are more likely to get sick from the following foods and drinks:

For More Information More information about food safety and food allergies. More information about food safety, food allergies, food recalls, and more.

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Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.