Health Tip: Make Microwave Cooking Safe

(HealthDay News) -- Microwaving takes much of the time and effort out of cooking, but the website reminds us that we still need to heed these food-safety guidelines:

  • Always follow the package instructions to avoid undercooking.

  • Check to see if the food needs to be completely cooked or just reheated.

  • Follow instructions about stirring, covering and standing time.

  • Check the package for advice on whether to use a conventional oven or a microwave.

  • Know the wattage of your microwave to make sure you are cooking food thoroughly.

  • Use a food thermometer.

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