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According to The health beef with barbecued meat, HCAs might be behind the connection between meat and pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer. Overcooking isn't just the problem. Undercooked meat can be an issue, too. The Department of Agriculture lowered the safe cooking temperature for pork to 145 degrees from 160. Check out these Food finesse tips for other cooking tips. Learning how food should be cooked is an even easier way to tell when it's not cooked correctly.