Friday, October 26, 2012

Holiday Food Safety

The holidays are quickly approaching. The scent of turkey, ham, stuffing, and pumpkin pie will fill many homes in Jefferson County!  While creating delectable creations for your dining table, please keep a few of these food safety tips in mind:
  • Thawing turkeys must be kept at a safe temperature. Get the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendation on how to thaw your turkey!
  • Bacteria present on raw poultry can contaminate your hands, utensils, and work surfaces as you prepare the turkey.
  • For optimal safety, cook the stuffing outside the turkey in a casserole dish.
For more information on thawing, storing, and cooking your holiday meals, please click here.  

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