Ministry of Health and Social Development
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Telephone: 1(284)468-2272 or 2174
The public is reminded to thoroughly prepare foods this holiday season. Use a food thermometer to tell when food has reached a safe minimum internal temperature.
Ensure that all raw ground beef is cooked at a minimum temperature of 155 degrees Fahrenheit or 68 degrees Celsius. Beef, pork, lamb and veal should be cooked at a minimum temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit or 68 degrees Celsius.
Cook chicken, duck, turkey and stuffing to 165 degrees Fahrenheit or 74 degrees Celsius.
For more information on the safe food practices, telephone the Environmental Health Division at 468-5110.