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Basic Rules

Cook it Well!

image of a thermometer in a chicken

Adequate cooking of foods will kill all bacteria. Moderate to severe illness and even death can occur from inadequate cooking of foods.

Heat foods for a long enough time and at a high enough temperature to kill harmful bacteria.

Use a thermometer to be sure that meat, poultry, casseroles, and other foods are cooked thoroughly.

Learn more about cooking foods to the proper temperature.