Thanksgiving Turkey Safety Tips
Thanksgiving Day is a special time of year when family and friends gather to express gratitude.
Many anticipate the delicious foods traditionally served, especially the turkey. Improperly prepared and
cooked turkey can be contaminated with salmonella bacteria and can cause food poisoning.
Common symptoms of food poisoning include fever, headache, vomiting, stomach pain and diarrhea.
Follow these tips to keep your Thanksgiving turkey safe from bacteria.
Choosing a Turkey
Ensure that the packaging is intact and is free of rips and tears.
Defrost a turkey on the counter at room temperature.
Refreeze a thawed turkey.
Cooking the Turkey
Cook stuffing inside the turkey.
Rules for Leftover Turkey
Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Day!