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Posted on 11/14/2012, by Jeremy Edsall

Food Safety Best Practices For The Holidays

Food Safe for a Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving

 

Cooking a large holiday meal may involve many different food items and ingredients.  It's important to keep food safety in mind when preparing such a large meal.

Utilize the 4 steps to ensure that harmful bacteria won't be part of the meal

Clean - Start with clean hands and make sure surfaces and utensils stay clean.
Separate - Use separate cutting boards for meat and for vegetables.
Cook - Cook to proper temperature by checking with a meat thermometer.
Chill - Store leftovers within 2 hours of finishing your meal. Store in refrigerator at 40 degrees and consume leftovers within 3-4 days.

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