Health Tip: Cooking Frozen Food

Some food safety suggestions

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(HealthDay News) -- Even frozen food should be prepared correctly to minimize your risk of getting sick.

Here are guidelines from the website:

  • Follow package instructions for how to heat frozen food. For a microwave, this often involves steps such as peeling back a layer of film, cooking time and stirring.
  • If the instructions say to let the food stand after cooking, don't skip this step. It's needed to allow food to finish cooking.
  • Read instructions to find out whether you should use a conventional oven or a microwave.
  • Adjust cooking time based on the wattage of your microwave.
  • Check several spots with a food thermometer to make sure food is heated to correct temperature.


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