With the kids being home out of school for the summer months it is easy for them to grab those chicken nuggets and just heat them up in the microwave. But, if they do not do it correctly - there is a chance they could get sick! I have spent the last twenty + years in the food industry and there are a ton of good tips for home food safety out there on the internet if people will just use them. The following link has some great information on safe microwaving cooking tips.
When it comes to Convenience Foods, Cook It Safe
Many Americans’ freezers are stocked with fast, tasty convenience foods. While the shortest distance between the freezer and the table may be the microwave oven, not all convenience foods can be cooked in the microwave. Challenge yourself to Cook It Safe!
Prevent foodborne illness due to under-cooking frozen or other convenience foods with these four simple tips:
1. Read and Follow Package Cooking Instructions.
2. Know When to Use a Microwave or Conventional Oven.
3. Know Your Microwave Wattage Before Microwaving Food.
4. Always use a Food Thermometer to Ensure a Safe Internal Temperature.
May your family have a very food safe and happy summer!