Cooking Safely in the Microwave Oven

U.S. Department of Agriculture Fact Sheet
Revised April 3, 2006

Microwave ovens can play an important role at mealtime, but special care must be taken when cooking or reheating meat, poultry, fish, and eggs to make sure they are prepared safely. Microwave ovens can cook unevenly and leave "cold spots," where harmful bacteria can survive. For this reason, it is important to use the following safe microwaving tips to prevent foodborne illness.

Microwave Oven Cooking

Microwave Defrosting

Containers & Wraps

This article was posted on December 28, 2007.

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