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Why Berk Lombardo Vacuum Seals & Flash Freezes Their Products

Cooking Safety Cooking Tips Flash Freezing

Why Berk Lombardo Vacuum Seals & Flash Freezes Their Products

  If you’ve browsed our site, you’ll often see that all of our products are individually vacuum-sealed and “flash” frozen. But why do we do this? Why is this important? Well, there are a number of reasons, but the ones that benefit you the most are listed below: 1. TIME/LABOR SAVING When your food arrives, it can be placed directly into the freezer. There is nothing more that you have to do. If you order from Berk Lombardo, each item was trimmed to the point of being “ready to cook” before it was packaged, so you can open your delivery and...

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SAFE MINIMUM INTERNAL TEMPERATURE CHART

Cooking Safety Cooking Tips

SAFE MINIMUM INTERNAL TEMPERATURE CHART

  Safe steps in food handling, cooking, and storage are essential in preventing foodborne illness. You can’t see, smell, or taste harmful bacteria that may cause illness. In every step of food preparation, follow the four guidelines to keep food safe: Clean—Wash hands and surfaces often. Separate—Separate raw meat from other foods. Cook—Cook to the right temperature. Chill—Refrigerate food promptly. Cook all food to these minimum internal temperatures as measured with a food thermometer before removing food from the heat source. For reasons of personal preference, consumers may choose to cook food to higher temperatures. Product Minimum Internal Temperature &...

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