It’s finally your turn to cook Thanksgiving dinner. You have SO many ideas for mouth-watering Thanksgiving sides and healthy desserts to finish off the meal. You’re confident that your holiday dinner will be a hit.
Fast-forward to the end of the meal, everyone has smiles on their faces from full-tummy satisfaction. Then your guests start to complain that they’re feeling a little queasy—and let you know that they’re going to call it a night. The next day you find out that your family and friends where up all night sick. How embarrassing. What could it have been?
Although there are a plethora of rookie cooking mistakes that could cause food poisoning, there’s one suspect that may be more common during Thanksgiving: The turkey. Cooking and preparing poultry incorrectly is the main cause of poultry-associated foodborne disease outbreaks.
Thankfully, that Thanksgiving nightmare doesn’t have to be a reality. If you’re responsible for the headliner turkey dish this holiday, make sure you follow these food safety rules:
By following these rules, you’ll be able to enjoy your piece of turkey and your Thanksgiving holiday with a little piece of mind.
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