How to Cook Pork Properly | Ontario Pork

How to cook pork properly

The following guide will help you know how to cook pork safely, properly, and to the greatest quality.

How long to cook pork

Cooking time for pork varies by the size, method, and type of cut. Pork should always reach an internal temperature of 155 fahrenheit (68 celsius) while cooking, roasting, grilling, or broiling.

After cooking, let the pork rest for 3 to 5 minutes until the temperature reaches 160 fahrenheit (71 celsius). Now it is ready to serve and eat.

This Health Canada approved temperature applies to all cuts of pork regardless of how you cook it.

For any pork recipe you make, please use a meat thermometer to ensure your pork has reached proper internal temperature and is safe to eat. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the pork cut (not touching bone, fat, or stuffing).

For a printable version of how to cook pork, you can download our Preparing Ontario Pork - Roasting and Grilling Guide


Food Safety at Home

Ontario pork producers are very aware of the importance of providing consumers with a safe food supply and they take that responsibility very seriously. They eat the same foods as you do. Today’s producers are highly educated and use the latest technology – products and equipment – to feed, care for, monitor and keep records on the animals under their care.

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