Thermometer knows best.
When you hear about Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) outbreaks in the news, be aware. Common health risks associated with STEC include stomach cramps, bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Not good. These risks, along with more severe consequences, can be avoided in ground beef by properly preparing your patties and cooking each one to a safe 160°F.
The only way to know if your burgers are done is by using a digital thermometer.
- Ensure the thermometer is properly cleaned and sanitized before each use.
Insert the thermometer through the side of the patty into its center.
Cook all ground beef patties to 160°F before consumption.
The Four C’s of Food Safety
Want to cook a delicious ground beef burger the safe way? Of course you do!
160°F is Good Video
It’s all fun and games until potential health risks becomes a risky reality for you and your family. There are plenty of assumptions and myths out there when it comes to food safety. Don’t believe the hype—no matter how convenient or convincing it may be.
As you go to fire up the grill or pan fry some juicy ground beef patties this summer, remember: use a digital thermometer to be sure your burgers are cooked to a safe 160°F.