The only time I refused to sample an entry while judging was an under cooked chicken thigh. If I don't think it's done, it won't go in my mouth. The first requirement of a cooking contest is that the food actually be cooked.
When I cook chicken, I like to cook it to the tenderness I desire and that never happens at 145* internal. So, whatever.
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