New Guidelines For Cooking Meat Safely

The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants your meat to rest before you eat it.

New recommendations from the USDA say to cook all cuts of whole meat at 145 degrees, and then allow the meat to rest for three minutes before you carve or eat it.

The agency says the rest period will allow the heat to destroy any potential bacteria.

The recommendations for ground meat stay the same at 160 degrees with no rest time required.