Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips

ham turkey 024General food safety tips to keep you and your guests healthy this Thanksgiving.

  • Thaw your turkey in the refrigerator, microwave or submerged in a sink (change the water every half hour) for maximum safety.
  • Use soap and water to wash all places that touched raw turkey.
  • Roast the turkey until the temperature taken at the thickest part of the thigh reaches 180 degrees F.
  • Keep cold foods cold, and hot foods hot. If dinner is delayed make sure that foods are kept at temperatures below 40 degrees or above 140 degrees.
  • Enjoy dinner, but don’t forget to refrigerate leftovers within two hours.
  • You must eat leftovers within 2-4 days, freeze them, or throw them away.

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