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Turkey Pop-up Thermometers

I bought a turkey with a pop-up thermometer. Do I still need to use a regular thermometer?
Turkey Pop-up Thermometers

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Yes. That’s because the thermometer sometimes pops out before the turkey reaches a safe internal temperature. Use a food thermometer to ensure that the turkey reaches 165 F. Measure the temperature in the thickest areas of the meat, away from the bone.

Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Featured in Food Wise November 2012 newsletter (PDF).

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