What temperature should food reach to ensure food poisoning bacteria are killed?
When cooking depending on the thing you are cooking. You usually cook for an internal temperate between 145 and 165 Fahrenheit. However it should be noted there are bacterias that have been found to survive temperatures in excess of 400 degrees. That being said well packaged and cared for foods can usually have less cooking than the 145-165 range.
This is why nice restaurants can serve very rare meat, while say Cracker Barrel HAS to cook your food to medium or well done.
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