Today's pork is very lean, meaning that it is low in fat. Because of this, it is very important not to overcook pork products. It's also very important that you cook any meat, including pork, all the way through. The best way to determine the doneness of your pork is to use an instant-read meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of your cut of meat. Here are some general rules to cook by when making a delicious pork dinner:
For more information on specific cooking times and temperatures for different pork cuts, see this great factsheet published by the National Pork Board. Information courtesy of the National Pork Board.