Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Tips for Storing and Preparing Meat

I just came across an article on food safety month over at the cattle network. Don't ask how I found's been a long day and I honestly couldn't tell you. Random Internet surfing has a habit of taking you to some interesting places.

Anyway, the article talks about basic safe practices for storing and preparing meat. It covers basic topics such as;

"Using a meat thermometer is the one sure way to be certain burgers are fully cooked," Roeder said. "Not cooking your burgers to an adequate temperature can result in foodborne illness.


"Food packed on ice or kept in the refrigerator until just before serving will help prevent illness," Roeder said. "The two hour rule is the key -- you have two hours at room temperature for perishable foods. On very hot days, however, food warms more quickly and a more realistically safe time is about one hour."

That should give you basic idea of what the article is all about. While you're at it,take a few minutes to browse around the cattle network. I honestly never really thought about how much was really out there online about cows, and despite the somewhat amusing name, there's a ton of interesting info on the site.

While we're on the subject of meat, check out this meat recipes page for some good meat based recipes.


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