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If you are cooking a turkey for Thanksgiving, here are some food safety tips:

  • Do not wash raw poultry
  • Clean and sanitize utensils and work surfaces after preparing raw turkey for roasting.
  • Wash and dry hands after handling raw poultry to avoid cross contamination.
  • Use a clean towel or a one-use towel when drying hands.
  • Cook turkey to an internal temperature of 165ºF.

For more holiday cooking tips, click on the following links:

Holiday meal food safety – http://barfblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Holiday-foodsafetyinfosheet-2012-2.pdf

Bathing bird is a food safety mess – http://barfblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Holiday-foodsafetyinfosheet-2012-1.pdf

Avoid foodborne illness during the holidays – http://barfblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Holiday-foodsafetyinfosheet-2012-3.pdf