Food Safe Cooking Temperatures

When preparing foods on the grill or in your oven, it's important to cook meat, poultry and fish to a safe temperature. Use a food thermometer to make sure food reaches a safe internal temperature as listed below.

  • Pork–160°
  • Chicken breast–170°
  • Legs and thighs–180°
  • Beef, medium-rare–145°
  • Ground beef, pork–160°
  • Ground turkey, chicken–165°
  • Fish–until opaque and flakes easily with a fork
Safe Temperature Chart
Ground Meat & Meat Mixtures  
Beef, Pork, Veal, Lamb 160° F
Turkey, Chicken 165° F
Fresh Beef, Veal, Lamb – Steaks and Roasts  
Medium Rare 145° F
Medium 160° F
Well Done 170° F
Chicken & Turkey, whole 180° F
Breast 170° F
Legs & Thighs 180° F
Stuffing (cooked separately) 165° F
Fresh Pork – Chops, Roasts and Ribs  
Medium 160° F
Well Done 170° F
Fresh (raw) 160° F
Pre-cooked (to reheat) 140° F
Eggs & Egg Dishes  
Fried, poached Cook until yolk & white are firm
Egg Dishes 160° F
Ice cream base 160° F
Sauces, custards 160° F
Fin fish 145° F or until opaque & flakes easily with fork
Shrimp, Lobster & Crabs Flesh pearly & opaque
Clams, Oysters & Mussels Shells open during cooking
Scallops Milky white or opaque & firm
Leftovers & Casseroles 165° F
Microwave Dishes 165° F