Thawing - If you thaw food in a microwave oven, it must
be cooked immediately after thawing.
Cooking - Foods cooked in a microwave oven shall be rotated or stirred throughout or midway during cooking to compensate for uneven distribution of heat. Cover the foods to retain surface moisture. Cook food to a
temperature of at least 165⁰F in all parts of the food. Allow the food to stand covered for 2 minutes after cooking so the heat is distributed evenly.
Reheating - Food reheated in a microwave oven for hot holding shall be reheated so that all parts of the food reach a temperature of at least 165⁰F, it is rotated or stirred, covered, and allowed to stand covered for 2 minutes after reheating.
Microwave ovens are a huge help to individuals who need assistance to have a hot meal. Using them properly will help keep food safe and prevent getting sick from improperly handled food. Stay safe!