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Is it done yet?

"Is it done yet?" You can't tell by looking. Use a food thermometer to be sure.

Pork entree Cooking Meat? Check Our Recommended Temperatures
On May 24, 2011 USDA made some changes in their recommended cooking temperatures for meats. This USDA blog post explains what you need to know.

Roast turkey with thermometer correctly positioned Photos - Foods with Thermometers
See examples of different types of food thermometers used to check the internal temperature of various foods, and note the proper placement of the thermometer.

Photo of Dad and daughter grilling food outdoors. Is It Done Yet? Brochure (Text Only) | PDF | En Español
Learn how to use a food thermometer - it's not just for turkey anymore! Get recommended internal temperatures and a recipe for safe, delicious, Fiesta Burgers.

Note: USDA revised its recommended internal temperature for all whole cuts of meat, including pork in May 2011. Educational materials dated earlier than May 2011 may not reflect these changes.

Thermometer Placement & Temperatures | En Español

Review USDA's recommended internal temperatures for various meat, poultry, and egg products. Images illustrate proper thermometer placement.

News, Videos, Photos & Images 

Feature stories; streaming audio and video, including radio public service announcements; graphics to download.

Food Thermometer Research 

Important research prompted USDA's food thermometer education campaign. Studies suggest effective strategies for encouraging thermometer use.

Background Information 

Historical information about the "Is It Done Yet?" initiative, such as a schedule of events during the 2004 pilot in Michigan.

If you have a food safety question, call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHOTLINE (1-888-674-6854) or send an email to MPHotline.fsis@usda.gov.

Last Modified Aug 06, 2014