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Have a SAFE and Happy Thanksgiving!

 Happy Thanksgiving!

Since more foodborne illnesses occur at home than any place else and having owned a restaurant for 17 years I have a few tips for everyone on this Thanksgiving Day:

1) Wash your hands continuously, especially when handling raw meat products and fresh produce.

2) Wash and sanitize all food prep areas and utensils before, during, and after food preperation, especially after preparing raw meat products.

3) The best way to thaw a frozen turkey is in a refrigerator, not on the counter.  The outside surfaces of the turkey could get warm (above 40 degrees) while the inside is still frozen.  You do not want the opportunity for bacteria to grow by allowing the meat to warm.

4) Cook your meat thoroughly, using a meat thermometer not a "pop-up".  See http://www.diagnosishealth.com/foodillness.htm for more info on specific meat  inside cooking temperatures and procedures.

5) Do not leave food on the table for hours.  Return it to the refrigerator as soon as possible, or throw it away!  Bacteria can double every 20 minutes at room temperature.  Foodborne Illnesses can ruin your holiday, at a minimum, and can actually kill you.

6) It is common for bacteria to be found in these products.  The key is proper food preperation and proper hand washing.  Proper cooking will kill the bacteria.  If you or someone you know gets sick, or for more information, see:  http://www.foodsafety.gov/~dms/fsefborn.html


Let's be careful out there and have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!


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Comment balloon 3 commentsLucky Lang • November 23 2006 06:18AM


Thanks for the helpful reminders.  No one want to be sick or cause others to get sick.  Have a Happy Turkey Day!


Posted by Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022 (The Berkshire Group Realtors) over 13 years ago

We will do our best to make sure no food is left on the table!  Thanks for the pointers.

Happy Thanksgiving from The Marriott Group at Keller Williams Realty Professional Partners!

Posted by Suzanne Marriott, Associate Broker, CLHMS, e-PRO (Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 13 years ago
I think I'll pass on the turkey.  All that bacteria talk kind of ruined my appetite.  Prime Rib anyone?
Posted by Rob Lang, Local Expert in Lawrence Kansas Real Estate Homes (At Home Kansas) over 13 years ago