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Kitchen Safety

At Foster Farms, we've always been committed to freshness, quality, and the good health of our customers, so we remind you to follow the Poultry ABCs – Always Be Careful. Here are some tips to help ensure your family and food stay safe and healthy.

Hand-washing

  • Wash hands thoroughly with water and soap for at least 20 seconds before handling food.
  • Wash hands after handling or switching between raw meats, poultry, seafood, or vegetables.
  • Wash hands after using the restroom.
  • Wash hands after using the phone.
  • Wash hands after handling garbage or dirty dishes.

Temperatures

  • Set your refrigerator to chill foods down to 40°F or less.
  • Cooked poultry temperatures should be taken directly after cooking; continue cooking if necessary.
  • Always cook foods to the proper internal temperature and use a meat thermometer. See our guidelines below.
FOOD INTERNAL TEMPERATURE
Beef, Ground 160°F
Beef, Roasts/Steaks 145°F
Casserole (Rice/Pasta/Potato) 165°F
Eggs 160°F
Meat (Rolled/Stuffed/Casserole) 165°F
Microwave Foods 165°F
Pork 160°F
Poultry/Boneless & Ground 165°F
Poultry/Bone-In: Breast Drums, Thighs & Wings 180°F 170°F
Poultry/Whole (At The Thigh) 180°F
Reheated Leftovers 165°F
Stuffing 165°F

Leftovers

  • Refrigerate leftovers within two hours of cooking.
  • Store leftovers in small portions for quicker chilling.

Cross-contamination

  • Clean your sink before using it for food preparation.
  • Wash utensils that have come in contact with the floor or other contaminated areas.
  • Use only clean utensils to open packages and cans of food.
  • Wash all produce thoroughly.
  • Store washed produce in a new, clean container or bag.
  • Wash utensils used for tasting before reusing.
  • Store raw ingredients on refrigerator shelves below ready-to-eat foods.
  • Refrigerate raw meats and poultry on a plate to prevent contamination of refrigerator shelves.
  • Wash cutting boards and countertops with a mild bleach solution after cutting raw foods.
  • Place cooked foods on a clean plate instead of returning them to the plate or marinade that held raw foods.
  • Never wash raw chicken.
  • Use separate cutting boards for raw meat & produce.
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