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Colour does not always tell you if hamburgers are safe to eat. Ground beef that has been frozen will often have a “brownish” colour. Also fresh ground beef can turn brown before disease-causing bacteria are killed. In some cases there can be some “persistent pink” after the burger has reached a safe internal temperature of 71ºC. To check if the hamburger is done remove it from the grill, pan or oven and use a food thermometer to take the temperature in the thickest part of the meat. Cook until the thermometer reads at least 71ºC (160ºF).