Grilling by the Numbers

By Mindy Longhurst

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Some of the fondest summer memories include cooking food on the grill. When it comes to grilling, it can be tricky to know when the food is ready to be taken off the grill. The best way to determine when the food is ready is by using a food thermometer to check the inner temperature. Below is a list of foods and their inner temperature when ready to serve.

Beef, pork, veal and lamb

  • 160⁰ F

Turkey and chicken

  • 165⁰ F

Steak, roasts and chops

  • 145⁰ F, with a 3 minute rest time

Poultry

  • 165⁰ F

Fresh pork and ham

  • 145⁰ F, with a 3 minute rest time

Precooked ham

  • 140⁰ F

Knowing the proper temperatures to cook your meat will keep your family safe this summer.

For more information about food temperatures, please visit https://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/charts/mintemp.html.

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