New Food Regulations Allow Rare Burgers
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--From the cutting board, the the fryer and then to the table. Burgers across the Charlotte area were a little more pink on their paths across restaurants today. And that delighted customer William Murphy. "I prefer my steaks rare and that's the only way to eat my hamburger too,
The recipe for a mouth watering burger includes a wood fired grill, some spices and a lot of love according to Manuel Cordray. As Executive Chef of Firebird's Wood Fired Grill at the Northlake Mall,
Restaurants are allowed to serve a burger that's cooked to less than medium or well done if they display a warning to customers that eating under cooked meat might make them sick. That's just fine with William Murphy...who says it's enough to keep him coming back for more. "I don't eat meat that often but when I do, it's always rare," Murphy said.
Restaurants must store your food at colder temperatures, employees can't handle ready to eat foods with bare hands and every eatery must pass an accredited exam on food protection by 2014.