Q: How do you know if meat is undercooked?

A: You should always refer to the meat cooking chart and follow the FDA guidelines for cooking meat to specific temperatures. The only true way to know if the meat is undercooked is with an instant read thermometer. Without one of these, you are guessing, and guessing isn’t part of the temperature chart for cooking. Always refer to the cooking temperature chart and make sure you have an instant read thermometer to check temperatures.