Correct Temperature for Cooking Turkey.

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Correct Internal Temperature for Roast Turkey.

To get the correct internal temperature of a Turkey that it correctly cooked, you should use a food thermometer in the innermost part of the thigh and wing and the thickest part of the breast.


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The minimum internal temperature should be 74°C or 165 °F

The BBC say that you should cook it until the internal temperature reaches 65-70C, and that the turkey will continue to cook and the temperature will rise more while it rests.

The United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service quote this:   A whole turkey is safe when cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 165 °F as measured with a food thermometer. Check the internal temperature in the innermost part of the thigh and wing and the thickest part of the breast. For reasons of personal preference, consumers may choose to cook turkey to higher temperatures.

An Australian cooking site says: “Stick the thermometer into the deepest bit of thigh. It should be at least 75 degrees Celsius, no less, to be safely cooked.

Jamie Oliver says that turkey should be cooked to an internal temperature of 70°C.


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UK – BBC: bbcgoodfood.com/…/turkey
US – Department of Agriculture: fsis.usda.gov/…/lets-talk-turkey
Australia – ABC: abc.net.au/…/3095145.htm

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