Cook It Safe!

February 23, 2012
Many Americans' freezers are stocked with fast, tasty convenience foods.  While the shortest distance between the freezer and the table may be the microwave oven, not all convenience foods can be cooked in the microwave. Challenge yourself to Cook It Safe!
Prevent foodborne illness due to under-cooking frozen or other convenience foods with these four simple tips:     
  1. Read and follow all of the package cooking instructions.
  2. Know when to use a microwave or conventional oven.
  3. Know your microwave wattage before microwaving food.
  4. Always use a food thermometer to ensure a safe internal temperature.  
USDA has created two short videos demonstrating these tips. You can also find a brochure and blog post


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