Six Optimal Safety Steps to Take This Thanksgiving

Hassle-free feast

Put food safety first this Thanksgiving to ensure a worry-free feast.

Memorable holiday feast

Whether you're cooking the turkey or serving up delicious sides, these small but important tips can make your Christmas meal unforgettable.

Embracing safety measures

Accept these golden guidelines for food safety, which will ensure your celebration is safe from beginning to end.

Prioritize hand hygiene

Before, during, and after food preparation,

Prioritize hand hygiene

thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water to minimize the presence of bacteria and stop the transmission of infections.

Avoid cross-contamination

To avoid cross-contamination, use different cutting boards and utensils for raw meats and produce. This is especially important when handling raw turkey.

Skip the turkey rinse

Instead of washing the raw turkey, completely cook it since rinsing can spread bacteria.

Skip the turkey rinse

Cooking food thoroughly gets rid of microorganisms without polluting it.

Handle raw ingredients carefully

To ensure that germs are eliminated, make sure raw eggs and flour in holiday dishes reach an internal temperature of 165°F.

Handle raw ingredients carefully

Steer clear of tasting these raw foods.

Store leftovers promptly

Perishable leftovers should be eaten within two hours. To stop bacteria from growing, store them in tiny containers at 40°F or lower.

Cook stuffed dishes separately

To stop hazardous bacteria from growing, simmer the stuffing outside of the bird in a separate dish until it reaches 165°F.