I went upstairs to find something for lunch and I settled on a Marie Callender’s Creamy Parmesan Chicken Pot Pie we had in the feezer. While I was reading the instructions on the packaging for how to microwave it I noticed the following final step:
If that’s still too hard to read what it says is that I should use a food thermometer to check and make sure that the inside of the pot pie has reached 165 degrees.
Now I know we’ve had a lot of problems with the safety of our food supply over the last year or two. And I’m aware that food producers are always going to cover their asses anytime they feel it’s necessary. But does anyone actually ever do this?
I know i don’t. I don’t think I even own a food thermometer and even if I did I wouldn’t bother using it to check the temperature of my pot pies. It just seems… silly. A blatant CYA move by the pot pie folks. Doubt it would stop them from being sued if one of their pies ended up killing someone. Still I suppose they have to try.