The U.S. Department of Agriculture has dropped pork's final cooking temperature from 160°F to 145°F. This is big news for lean pork, which can easily dry out when cooked to 160°F. While there may be a pink tinge to the meat at 145°F, it is completely safe. (Do let pork cooked to 145°F stand for 3 minutes before serving.) You can always cook the pork to 155°F for a less pink center.