b'How to Cook in a MicrowaveMicrowave ovens are a useful tool for quick cooking and re-heating, but they do not cook foods evenly. Because of this, the FDA requires that all raw animal products cooked in the microwave must reach at least 165 F.Follow these steps for proper microwave cooking:Cover food to retain moistureStir it at least once during cookingLet the food stand covered for two minutes before servingCheck the temperature in several places to make sure the entire portion reached 165 FProper Cooking Temperatures:Cooking food to the right temperature destroys the germs that can make people sick. To make sure youve accomplished this, all food temperatures need to be taken with an approved food thermometer, placed into the thickest part of the food. How long does it take to kill harmful germs? That varies depending on the type of food. Check the following chart for proper cooking times and temperatures. Raw Animal Products in a microwave oven must be cooked to 165F.53'