Essential things to know about reheating food safely


Reheating food safely is a serious business. Failure to reach the correct temperatures or use the right techniques could result in a soggy dinner or, even worse, food poisoning. Follow these essential tips to get it right every time.



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This is how to reheat food safely


Reheating food safely is a serious business. Failure to reach the correct temperatures or use the right techniques could result in a soggy dinner or, even worse, food poisoning. Follow these essential tips to get it right every time.



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Most people don’t know how to safely cook chicken to prevent food poisoning. Here’s how to do it right.

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Cooked chicken.
  • Undercooked chicken is a common source of food poisoning.

  • If you’re cooking chicken at home, checking the color or texture is a common way of assessing whether it’s safe to eat.

  • But new research finds that those methods don’t actually work, since pathogens can still be present in chicken that looks or feels cooked. Even meat thermometers aren’t always reliable, the study found.

  • Experts recommend thoroughly cooking all surfaces of the meat to eliminate bacteria and other potential contaminants. 

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Chicken is one of the most common ingredients in kitchens around the world — millions of us eat it for dinner at least once a week.

If that’s you, you may be familiar with the classic techniques to make sure you don’t get sick: check it’s not pink on the inside, check the texture of the meat has long, thin

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