Hamburger - Food Safety - Minnesota Dept. of Health


  • Thoroughly cook raw meat to destroy bacteria.
  • Ground beef and hamburgers should be cooked thoroughly.
    • Using a thermometer to measure the internal temperature of meat can be used to ensure that it is cooked sufficiently to kill bacteria.
    • Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F.
  • Grilling and Barbecue Safety
    Grilling or barbecuing is a fun way to cook and serve food. But they can also be a means to transmit disease if care is not taken in how the food is handled.

  • The All American Hamburger (PDF: 132 KB/2 pages)
    Come take a behind-the-scenes look at all that’s done by your Minnesota Department of Agriculture
    and others to bring you safe, wholesome food — the All American Hamburger! Attention: Non-MDH link

  • Irradiation
    Basic information about the safety of irradiation, how it is used to protect people from foodborne illness, and which foods can currently be irradiated (including hamburger).

Updated Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 02:13PM