Cooking Tips & How-To's – Berk Lombardo Packing Co.
Lombardo's Grilling Tips

We love our steaks and we want you to love them too. The best cut of meat, though, can be ruined, if it is not cooked properly. So, here are some tips to help you out:

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Safe Minimum Internal Temperature Chart

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.

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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:

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The Big Thaw

UH, OH! You’re home and forgot to thaw something for dinner. You grab a package of meat or chicken and use hot water to thaw it fast. But is this safe? What if you remembered to take food out of the freezer, but forgot and left the package on the counter all day while you were at work?

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Keep Your Family Safe From Food-borne Illness

The undercooking of meat is often a cause of illness, which is why we have posted a chart that shows the internal temperatures to which meat should be cooked. Another frequent cause of illness is the improper defrosting of meat items, which is why we posted instructions on how to correctly defrost meat.

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