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Leftovers: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Learn how to safely save and savor your Thanksgiving leftovers.

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Don't Forget Your Thanksgiving Food Safety Steps

Food safety reminders to help you prepare your Thanksgiving meal.

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Countdown to a Food Safe Thanksgiving Day - FAQs

Here are answers to important food safety questions so you can cook your turkey safely for Thanksgiving Day.

SOS on Turkey Day – My Turkey Isn’t Ready, What Do I Do Now?

Food Safety Tips for your Holiday Turkey

Food handling errors and inadequate cooking are the most common problems that lead to poultry-associated foodborne disease outbreaks in the United States. Follow these four food safety tips to help you safely prepare your next holiday turkey meal.

4 Simple Steps to Food Safety

Clean

Wash hands, utensils and surfaces often. Germs can spread and survive in many places.

Separate

Raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs can spread illness-causing bacteria to ready-to-eat foods, so keep them separate.

Cook

Cook to the right temperature. Ensure that foods are cooked safely by always using a food thermometer.

Chill

Refrigerate promptly. Bacteria that cause food poisoning multiply quickest between 40°F and 140°F.

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