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Thanksgiving Toolkit to Prevent Foodborne Illness: Social Media

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Thanksgiving Food Safety

Let’s Talk Turkey (Flickr)

Let the #Thanksgiving planning commence! Don’t forget #FoodSafety! The USDA offers these helpful tips to keep your Thanksgiving bacteria-free.

Let the Thanksgiving planning commence! Don’t forget food safety! The USDA offers these helpful tips to keep your Thanksgiving bacteria-free.

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Spread the word! The USDA’s Meat & Poultry Hotline will be open on #Thanksgiving from 8am-2pm ET! Call in for last minute #FoodSafety advice.

Spread the word! The USDA’s Meat & Poultry Hotline will be open on Thanksgiving day from 8am-2pm ET! Call in & speak to a live agent for last minute food safety advice.

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Three Ways to Thaw a Turkey (Flickr)

Using a frozen bird this year? Be sure to plan ahead to avoid a #Thanksgiving disaster! Here are 3 ways to safely thaw your bird ↓

Using a frozen bird this year? Great idea! But be sure to plan ahead to avoid a Thanksgiving disaster! Here are 3 ways to safely thaw your bird ↓

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Thinking about washing your turkey? Think again! Our recent study showed that 76% of participants did not even attempt to clean & sanitize their sinks after washing or rinsing chicken. And of those that tried, 96% were not successful. Avoid the risk, don't rinse!

Thinking about washing your turkey? Think again! Our recent study showed that 76% of participants did not even attempt to clean & sanitize their sinks after washing or rinsing chicken. And of those that tried, 96% were not successful. Avoid the risk, don't rinse!

Thanksgiving - Separate

Separate (Flickr)

Don't fall victim to cross-contamination this #Thanksgiving. When handling raw meat & poultry remember to keep them & their juices away from already cooked or ready-to-eat foods & fresh produce.

Cross-contamination can occur anywhere from the grocery store to your kitchen table. When handling raw meat & poultry remember to keep them & their juices separate from already cooked or ready-to-eat foods & fresh produce.

Thanksgiving - Cook

Cook (Flickr)

#Thanksgiving Tip: Your turkey isn’t done until its reached a temp of 165°F in 3 places:

  1. thickest part of the breast
  2. innermost part of the wing
  3. innermost part of the thigh.

#FoodSafety

Thanksgiving Tip: Remember your turkey isn’t done until its reached a temperature of 165°F in 3 places:

  1. thickest part of the breast
  2. innermost part of the wing
  3. innermost part of the thigh.
Thanksgiving - Chill

Chill (Flickr)

Don’t forget the 2 hour rule this #Thanksgiving. Take your time around the dinner table but be sure to refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours of cooking to avoid bacterial growth. #FoodSafety

Don’t forget the 2 hour rule this Thanksgiving. Take your time around the dinner table but be sure to refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours of cooking to avoid bacterial growth.

 

Last Modified Nov 08, 2019