When Finish Cooking Foods Their Internal Temperature Must Rise Above Certain Temperatures to be Considered "Cooked."
Final Cooking Temperatures
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When Finish Cooking, the following Final Cooking Temperatures should be used for safety and flavor. For the most safety follow the FDA Temperatures listed below. For more flavor, with a slightly higher risk to food safety, consider the temperatures we follow at Smart Kitchen.



Temperatures should be read with a Meat Thermometer inserted into the product for at least 15 seconds. If you are unsure about how to take the temperature of your Finish Cooked product you should follow the link to learn about Measuring Internal Temperatures.


Keep food out of The Food Danger Zone as much as possible.