As we start counting down the days until Thanksgiving, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reminding all of us how important it is to remember the steps to food safety.
If you’re hosting or even just offering to cook up a dish or two this year, you’ll want to read up on how to make sure to keep your stomach full of turkey and free from foodborne on November 24.
“While the four steps to food safety — clean, separate, cook and chill — are important every day and at every meal, they are particularly significant on Thanksgiving,” said USDA Deputy Under Secretary Sandra Eskin in a press release. “There will likely be many guests and many delicious dishes at your holiday table, but you don’t want to invite any foodborne pathogens. Follow those four steps — in particular remember to use a food thermometer — and your Thanksgiving dinner will be a safe one.”
Keep your Thanksgiving celebration food safe by following the tips below.