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USDA: Food Thermometers Mobile App

The USDA: Food Thermometers mobile app provides a helpful set of guidelines on how to use and calibrate thermometers. A critical tool for ensuring food safety, accurate food thermometers are the only tools that can judge the internal temperature of meat and poultry, dairy products and the doneness of all cooked foods.

This handy app, which is easily accessible from any smartphone or tablet, helps ensure that all cooking thermometers used in restaurants and commercial kitchens provide accurate readings. This helps prevent foodborne illnesses and increases food safety.

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    Accurate food thermometers are the only tools that can judge the internal temperature of a food p...

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    The two most common types of food thermometers used to determine the internal temperature of food...

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    Bi-metallic stemmed thermometers with instant-read dials measure temperatures from 0 °F to 220 °F.

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    This type of thermometer is most commonly used in foodservice operations and is referred to as a ...

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    Digital thermometers measure temperature with a metal probe and display the temperature on a digi...

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    This type of thermometer is available in various styles from a pocket-size up to a panel-mounted ...

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    Determine the safe internal temperature when food is

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    received (milk, produce, frozen food),

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    in hot-holding cabinets,

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    being cooked,

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    on the service line,

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    cooled for later cold storage,

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    leftover, or

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    reheated.

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    Clean and sanitize the stem of the thermometer after every use.

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    After washing the stem, sanitize the stem with a sanitizing solution or a sanitizing wipe.

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    Store in a clean and sanitized case.

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    The clean case should be sanitized by immersing in a sanitizing solution.

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    For digital thermometers, remember to check and change batteries on a routine basis.

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    Measure the internal temperature of a food by inserting the stem of the thermometer into the cent...

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    Insert the thermometer into the center of the food far enough to cover the sensor.

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    Avoid pockets of fat in meat and touching bone.

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    Wait for the dial or digital indicator to stop (about 15 seconds) and then read the temperature.

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    Insert the thermometer again in a different part of the food for a second reading and a third tim...

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    Clean and sanitize the thermometer before inserting it into the next food.

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    the receiving process.

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    Packaged foods—Insert the thermometer between two packages without puncturing the packages.

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    Milk—Open a carton and insert the thermometer at least two inches into the milk.

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