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Food Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Day

Posted: Thursday, November 26th, 2009 at 6:27 am


A great deal of work goes into preparing a Thanksgiving meal, and cooks should be sure to take the proper food safety steps to ensure an enjoyable feast for themselves and their guests. Caroline Seward, a Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) instructor at Pella Middle School says those handling turkey or other poultry need to be aware of spreading salmonella, and says a meat thermometer should be used to make sure a turkey is fully cooked to 165 degrees. Kathy VanNorden, FCS Instructor at Pella High School adds that hot foods should be kept warm and cold foods kept cool to avoid food-related illnesses.