Thanksgiving Food Safety

by Eric Abram

Thanksgiving is upon us. Here are our Top 5 Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips:

#1 - Wash your hands with warm soapy water for 20 seconds before/after handling turkey.

#2 - According to the CDC, you should not wash or rinse raw turkey since its juices can spread in the kitchen and contaminate other foods, utensils and countertops.

#3 - Never thaw your turkey by leaving it out on the counter. Bacteria can grow rapidly.

#4 - Cook stuffing separately from the turkey in a casserole dish.

#5 - Refrigerate leftovers at 40F or colder as soon as possible. Reheat leftovers to at least 165F before serving.

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