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Internal Temperature Reference Chart for Meats & Poultry

Cook raw meat and poultry to safe internal temperatures.

Always use a clean food thermometer to check the internal temperature of these foods. Make sure it goes straight into meats, but doesn't come out the other side and touch the pan.

Cook meats and poultry to the following temperatures:

MEAT

FAHRENHEIT

CELSIUS

BEEF:

Rare

120° - 125°

45° - 50°

Medium-Rare

130° - 135°

55° - 60°

Medium

140° - 145°

60° - 65°

Medium-Well

150° - 155°

65° - 70°

Well Done

160° and above

70° and above

LAMB:

Rare

135°

60°

Medium-rare

140° - 150°

60° - 65°

Medium

160°

70°

Well done

165° and above

75° and above

POULTRY:

Chicken

165° - 175°

75° - 80°

Turkey

165° - 175°

75° - 80°

PORK:

Fresh Pork

160° - 170°

65° - 70°

Ham (Fully-Cooked)

140°

60°

Ham (Uncooked)

160°

70°

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