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Containers of leftovers from a Thanksgiving dinner.

Leftovers: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Follow these six food safety tips to help you safely prepare your next holiday turkey meal.

Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving Leftovers for Safe Keeping, Weekend Grazing

Thanksgiving Day is for family and friends. But Thanksgiving weekend is all about you and those amazing leftovers! Before you dig in, keep these tips handy so that leftovers can stay safely stored in the fridge or freezer.

C. perfringens

Prevent Illness from C. perfringens

Clostridium perfringens (C. perfringens) is one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the United States.

Say No to Raw Dough

Say No to Raw Dough

For many people, the holiday season is the perfect time to spend time together in the kitchen and share delicious baked foods and desserts.

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 germs 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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