Cooking: pork roast internal temperature

Self-tutoring about cooking: the tutor mentions findings about the desired internal temperature of pork roast.

Yesterday I looked up the internal temperature for pork roast. Here are my findings, as I understand:

USDAHealth Canada
145F (followed by 3+ minute rest before cutting or eating)160F

The USDA used to recommend internal temp of 160F for pork roast, but changed it back in 2011: now, they claim that an internal temp of 145F, followed by 3+ minutes’ rest, is sufficient.

For ground pork the necessary internal temperature is 160F: both authorities agree.

Why the USDA maintains 160F for ground pork I will cover in a coming post:)




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