Your Burger is Done at 71!

Did you know?

Colour does not always tell you if hamburgers are safe to eat. Ground beef that has been frozen will often have a “brownish” colour. Also fresh ground beef can turn brown before disease-causing bacteria are killed. In some cases there can be some “persistent pink” after the burger has reached a safe  internal temperature of 71ºC.

To check if the hamburger is done remove it from the grill, pan or oven and use a food thermometer to take the temperature in the thickest part of the meat. Cook until the thermometer reads at least 71ºC (160ºF).