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Thanksgiving Safety Tips for the Perfect Holiday Dinner

Happy Thanksgiving! With one of the most delicious holidays just around the corner, many of us are starting to prepare for the family’s arrival. While getting the perfect turkey and homemade stuffing are likely at the top of your list for Thanksgiving dinner planning, you must add safety tips to your list of priorities. We want your holiday dinner to go as smooth as possible, which is why we have gathered these important Thanksgiving safety tips:

  • While you may think skipping the defrosting phase is no big deal, this can actually yield extremely dangerous consequences. For example, if you will be frying your turkey this year, make sure that it is completely thawed before throwing it in the oil. Failure to wait until the turkey is completely thawed can result in a dangerous explosion.
  • While you may think that washing your turkey will allow you to work with a clean canvas, poultry should never be washed. This is a common homeowner mistake that must be eradicated. When you wash poultry, the surrounding areas of the sink are exposed to germs and pathogens that can prove to be extremely harmful.
  • When cooking your turkey to perfection, it is imperative that you keep the magic heating temperature in mind. In order to kill harmful pathogens such as salmonella and campylobacter, your turkey must be cooked to 165 degrees Fahrenheit, or 74 degrees Celsius. When checking the temperature, it is extremely important that you use a digital, tip-sensitive thermometer and choose a testing area that is thick and away from the body cavity, rather than the drumstick.

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