Americans will consume millions of hot dogs this summer. Storing and cooking hot dogs properly is key to preventing food poisoning.
- Store opened packages of hot dogs for no more than one week in the refrigerator. Unopened packages can be stored for two weeks in the refrigerator.
- Even though they come fully cooked, hot dogs should be heated until steaming, – or to an internal temp of 165 F – to prevent listeriosis.
- Clean surfaces and utensils that come in contact with hot dogs and their juices.
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