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Temperature Guidelines for Grilled Meats

How to Make Sure You're Grilling Safely

-- By Melinda Hershey, Health Educator
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Grilling can be a fun way to cook healthfully for the whole family while enjoying the great outdoors. However, grilling does come with a risk of food-borne illness, which you can combat by taking certain safety precautions. Apart from keeping a hygienic workspace, one of the best ways to ensure the safety of your meat is to cook it to the proper temperature. Always use a meat thermometer to gauge the temperature of your meat, placing it in the center, or thickest part of the cut, to get an accurate reading. 

Here are some basic temperature guidelines for the most common types of grilled meats. Don't forget to share or "Pin" this graphic to save for your next barbecue! 

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Melinda Hershey Melinda Hershey
Melinda has a bachelorís degree in health promotion and education and is an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer. Before working as an editor for SparkPeople, she developed and taught health programs for several non-profit organizations. She enjoys writing, interval training, yoga, and cooking with friends.

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