Can you eat pork if it's pink in the middle?

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asked Oct 17, 2018 in Other-Food Drink by VERRIKA (250 points)
Can you eat pork if it's pink in the middle?

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answered Oct 17, 2018 by Gracy (135,260 points)
If the pork you've cooked contains just a little bit of pink in the middle then it's perfectly fine and very safe to eat.

However it shouldn't have a lot of pink to it and if it does then it needs to be cooked a bit longer before eating.

If you have a meat thermometer you should check for the internal temperature of the pork to be 160 F which means it's cooked enough to kill off any bacteria.

But yes even the USDA says it's safe for pork to be eaten when a little bit of pink meat is present in the middle of the pork.

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