Yes, the sous vide items are cooked inside vacuum sealed plastic bags and are completely safe to consume. This includes both proteins and sauces. The vegetables and starches are not cooked inside any packaging. If utilizing our Smart Meal service our proteins are pre-packed, seasoned and vacuum sealed. If cooking with your own proteins you can either purchase a vacuum sealer, or utilize freezer bags to vacuum seal your proteins. Either option works great! For more information on vacuum sealing your own proteins reference our Vacuum Sealing Guide.
Please note that some of these temperatures are lower than what the FDA recommends. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness. If you're pregnant, elderly or sick you should use extra caution. Even though the temperatures are lower than the FDA recommended temperatures, sous vide is a widely accepted cooking method because the cooking times are generally long enough for "pasteurization" to make your food safe. Please use caution when cooking below the FDA recommended temperatures, you can always adjust your protein temperatures to what the FDA recommends.
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