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  • Store meat and poultry store at an internal temperature of 41°F (5°C). Fresh fish should be stored in crushed ice at a temperature range of 41°F (5°C)or lower and kept drained.
  • Refrigerated food needs to be kept at a product temperature at or below 41°F (5°C). To achieve this temperature, the refrigerator itself needs to be at 41F or...

Whole or ground poultry, stuffed meats, fish, and pasta and foods cooked in a microwave should be heated to 165 degrees Fahrenheit for a minimum of 15 seconds. 

  • When testing the temperature of food with a thermometer, insert the clean probe into the thickest part of the food, which is usually the center, up to the dimple