I already started making chicken jerky without precooking. Will it be safe to eat?
my dehydrator is set to 150-155 F and I plan to start checking it after about 4 hours (this is my first attempt so I do not know how long it will eventually take)
but all I did was cut into about 1/8-1/4 inch strips (hand cut) and marinated overnight. I never precooked it before placing into the dehydrator?
because it is thin and cooking for so long, should I not be worried?
I know any official site will make sure it is very clear to have it reach 160F but thats often a precaution (i assume). In all reality is that necessary or just over doing it to be safe for an official site?