b'Temperature ControlHow do I use a thermometerMake sure your thermometer meets Food Code requirements: it must be capable of reading temperatures between 0 F and 220 F. You must have a thermometer that has a small diameter probe, designed to measure thin foods.You must use a food thermometer whenever you cook roasts, chops, poultry, hamburgers, meat loaf, egg casserole, or any combination dish. Measuring the temperature of food is critical to make sure it has reached a safe internal temperature, capable of killing bacteria like Salmonella and E. coli.Instant-read thermometers (both dial and digital) are for quick temperature readings only; theyre not meant to be left in food while its cooking.Treat your thermometer like you would any other cooking tool: clean and sanitize it between uses.A thermometer thats been inserted into partially cooked meat and then inserted into a second item can contaminate the food.50'