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Final Cook-To-Temperatures

Final Poultry Temperature: 165°F

Oven temperatures may vary. Use a thermometer to ensure that poultry is fully cooked to 165 degrees. Insert thermometer into thickest part of the meat.

Final Beef Temperatures

  • Rare: Very red, warm center — 125°F
  • Medium: Pink, warm center — 130°F
  • Well: Pink, very warm center — 145°+F
  • Ground Beef: 160°F

Temperatures listed are final target temperatures. To prevent overcooking and dryness, stop cooking 5 degrees below target temperature and rest meat 5-10 minutes. Beef doneness is a personal preference; adjust accordingly.

Final Lamb Temperatures

  • Medium: Pink, warm center — 130°F
  • Well: Pink, very warm center — 145°+F

Temperatures listed are final target temperatures. To prevent overcooking and dryness, stop cooking 5 degrees below target temperature and rest meat 5-10 minutes. Lamb doneness is a personal preference; adjust accordingly.

Final Pork Temperature: 150°F

To prevent overcooking and dryness, stop cooking 5 degrees below target temperature (145°) and rest meat 5-10 minutes.

Final Irradiated Ground Beef Temperatures

  • Medium: Pink, warm center — 130°F
  • Well: Pink, very warm center — 145°+F

To keep irradiated ground beef safe, keep it separate from other raw meat and poultry. Use this temperature chart as a doneness guide for irradiated ground beef–or simply cook it the way you like it. Beef doneness is a personal preference; adjust accordingly. If using regular ground beef, you’ll still need to cook to 160 degrees.

Final Seafood Temperature: 145°F

To prevent overcooking and dryness for fish or seafood, stop cooking at 130° and rest seafood 2 minutes. The temperature will continue to rise as the seafood rests.

Some seafood requires a higher temp; see individual recipes.

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