How to avoid food poisoning
Food poisoning can even be downright dangerous. Here’s how you can avoid falling ill.
It’s impossible to tell whether beef is ready by looking at
“There’s a [helpful slogan to use],” says Jeffrey Farber, a food-science professor at the University of Guelph. “Your burger’s done at 71!” (That’s degrees Celsius, to be precise). Home chefs should use a meat thermometer. Follow these 5 food safety tips for proper food handling.
If you like your steak medium rare, don’t fret
You can get away with cooking it to 63°C. “The process of grinding meat can introduce bacteria from the grinding surface,” says Farber, while more intact cuts only have bacteria on the surface. These are the 49 foods nutritionists won’t touch… so you shouldn’t either.