Martha Stewart's official website features a printable chart listing the proper cooking temperatures of various meats. The United States Department of Agriculture's website also has printable charts providing information on the cooking temperatures of various food products.
Using a food thermometer with a food temperature chart ensures the food being cooked has reached a safe internal temperature. Supermarkets and kitchen supply stores stock food thermometers intended for everyday home use.
In addition to cooking to the correct temperature, the USDA recommends that cooks wash hands and kitchen surfaces often, separate raw meat from other foods and refrigerate food promptly. In some cases, allowing the fully heated food to rest is also part of the cooking process.