Put a 5 pound pork sirloin roast in oven at 175 degrees F for two hours. Then turned up oven to 350F for two hours. Is it safe to eat?

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    What does your thermometer say?
    – Stephie
    Jan 13, 2016 at 19:35
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    There is no way for us to tell you that your food is safe to consume... only you can tell by using a thermometer and comparing that internal temperature to the "safe" temperatures chart.
    – Catija
    Jan 13, 2016 at 19:55
  • It's more about internal temperature than it is about the time and temp. Can't really help you. Jan 13, 2016 at 20:06

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The only way to tell if a pork roast has been cooked long enough is by taking an internal temperature with an instant-read thermometer in several places around the thickest portion of the roast.

The National Pork Board recommends cooking pork chops, roasts, and tenderloin to an internal temperature between 145° F. (medium rare) and 160° F. (medium), followed by a 3 minute rest. Since large cuts increase approximately 10° F while resting, remove them from the heat at 150° F. followed by a 10 minute rest.

Pork Cooking Times and Temperatures

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