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Preparing a Safe Thanksgiving

November 25, 2009 at 2:35 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Food safety starts from the purchase to the preparation, cooking and serving of the
turkey and other traditional dishes. Here are some helpful tips to keep your
Thanksgiving Day dinner safe, so you can enjoy the company of your family and guests.

Food Safety Tips When Shopping
• Buy your turkey preferably 1-2 days
before you cook it
• Pick up the turkey, dairy and eggs just
before checking out
• Bag the frozen turkey or keep it
separate from fresh produce
• Avoid buying fresh, stuffed turkeys

Storing the Turkey/Perishable Foods
• Store the turkey in the freezer if you
bought it early in the month.
• Keep turkey in the refrigerator if cooking
within 24-48 hours
• Keep the turkey in it’s package in a pan
to keep any juices from getting into fresh
produce or food
• Refrigerate store bought pumpkin pie

Thawing the Frozen Turkey Safely
• Wash your hands with soap and water
before handling the turkey or any food.
• There are 3 ways to defrost a frozen
turkey safely :

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