Tip Sheet: tenderized meat

1) Ask your butcher or store clerk if your steak or beef roast has been mechanically tenderized.

2) If they say yes or are uncertain, cook your steak or roast thoroughly - like you would cook ground beef.

3) Use a digital thermometer to ensure safe internal temperature of 71°C.

4) Keep raw meats separate from other foods when you store them.

5) Keep knives, cutting boards and counters clean.