Food Safety Quick Tips
Food Safety Tips for Chicken
What's for dinner tonight? There's a good chance it's chicken! Follow these tips to keep it safe.
- It is important to remember that when buying fresh chicken make sure to keep it cold at 41 degrees F or below to prevent bacteria growth.
- It should be use within 1-2 days or freeze it for later use.
- Many stores now sell fully cooked chicken, either as a rotisserie chicken or fried chicken. Fully cooked chicken must be kept at 135 degrees F or above and should be eaten within 2 hours of purchasing. You can also refrigerate it or freeze it for later use.
More Tips on Keeping Chicken Safe from foodsafety.gov
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