Health Tip: Eat Safely During the Holidays11/18/13
(HealthDay News) -- Before you stuff the turkey or prepare
holiday treats, make sure you take precautions to prepare your food
and store it safely after the feast is over.
The Foodsafety.gov website offers these holiday guidelines:
- Thoroughly wash your hands, produce and all surfaces and
- While shopping, separate raw meat and poultry from any foods
that won't be cooked.
- Use a food thermometer to make sure all meat is cooked to an
- Reheat any sauces, gravies and soups to a rolling boil.
- Make sure all eggs are thoroughly cooked. Use only pasteurized
- Promptly refrigerate all leftovers at 40 degrees or below. Use
leftovers within four days, or toss them out.
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