Temperature Chart

At some point I memorized most of this, but to be on the safe side I figured I’d put a reference page here that lists safe internal temperatures for cooked meat. So straight from the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service guidelines, I offer up the following table for your use:

Food °F
Ground Meat & Meat Mixtures
Beef, Pork, Veal, Lamb 160
Turkey, Chicken 165
Fresh Beef, Veal, Lamb
Medium Rare 145
Medium 160
Well Done 170
Chicken & Turkey, whole 165
Poultry breasts, roast 165
Poultry thighs, wings 165
Duck & Goose 165
Stuffing (cooked alone or in bird) 165
Fresh Pork 160
Fresh (raw) 160
Pre-cooked (to reheat) 140
Eggs & Egg Dishes
Eggs Cook until yolk & white are firm
Egg dishes 160
Leftovers & Casseroles 165


Remember that the listing above are minimum recommended temperatures for general safety purposes. You will likely find that certain dishes will require a higher internal temperature that what is listed above to meet your personal taste preferences.