Thanksgiving food safety

As the nation prepares for its most celebrated food holiday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is urging consumers to prioritize food safety during Thanksgiving preparations. The focus is on avoiding practices that could expose families to harmful bacteria in their holiday feast.

“Unsafe handling and undercooking your turkey can cause

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Guy Crosby, “The Cooking Science Guy” has some tips to keep you enjoying your Thanksgiving food beyond the holiday. Guy Crosby, an adjunct professor in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, teaches chemistry and food science.

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According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture more than 45 million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving Day. That’s more than 45 million opportunities for Food poisoning, not even counting side dishes.

Proper handling and cooking can prevent foodborne illness from spoiling a table of food, family, friends, and fun. Tips
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Turkey cooking illustration USDAEditor’s note: A shorter version of this article originally was published by Michigan State University Extension. To contact an expert in your area, visit http://expert.msue.msu.edu, or call 888-MSUE4MI (888-678-3464).

Make sure to purchase — or dig up — your bimetallic, stemmed, instant-read thermometer before you put the bird
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