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Health Check: New Guidelines for Cooking Meat


The federal government has come out with new regulations on how to cook meat, which they say is essential to preventing a food-borne illness.

The Department of Agriculture's new guideline says meat can be cooked to 145 degrees. This is new for pork too, which used to be 160 degrees. You can even allow some pink now.

The department also recommends a three minute rest time before carving and serving meats so they can cook longer. It's all in an effort to get rid of contaminants that are on uncooked meat.

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