Cook Food Thoroughly
Don’t depend on the color of meat or seafood to determine whether or not it’s cooked thoroughly. “Consumers are stubbornly stuck on visual indicators but, for both quality and safety, using a thermometer gives you an idea that it’s safe and not overcooked,” says Feist.
Instead of cutting your meat, poultry, or seafood open (and dirtying more utensils!), determine its readiness with a food thermometer and the USDA’s food temperature guidelines.