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

Cooking Tips & How To's

The Big Thaw

The Big Thaw

Safe Defrosting Methods For Consumers 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? Neither of these situations is considered safe, and these methods of thawing may lead to foodborne illness. Raw or cooked meat, poultry or egg products, as any perishable foods, must be kept at a safe temperature during...

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Lombardo's Grilling Tips

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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Keep Your Family Safe From Food-borne Illness

Keep Your Family Safe From Food-borne Illness

  The effects of food-borne illnesses range from mild discomfort to the need for hospitalization. Meat items, if not properly handled, can be the source in a number of ways. 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. Meat can also be a source of illness in a more insidious way: Cross Contamination. When you bring home meat from...

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Why Berk Lombardo Vacuum Seals & Flash Freezes Their Products

Cooking Safety Cooking Tips Flash Freezing

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: 1. TIME/LABOR SAVING When your food arrives, it can be placed directly into the freezer. There is nothing more that you have to do. If you order from Berk Lombardo, each item was trimmed to the point of being “ready to cook” before it was packaged, so you can open your delivery and...

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Safe Minimum Internal Temperature Chart

Cooking Safety Cooking Tips

Safe Minimum Internal Temperature Chart

   

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