Health Tip: Cooking Your Thanksgiving Turkey Safely11/22/13
(HealthDay News) -- Eating a bad Thanksgiving bird can ruin your
holiday in a hurry.
The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service suggests how to
ensure that your turkey is properly cooked and prepared:
- Take in account factors that influence how long your turkey
will take to cook, from its size to its storage temperature.
- Completely thaw the turkey before cooking.
- Roast it at 325 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
- Use a roasting pan of 2 inches to 2.5 inches deep.
- If you stuff the turkey, make sure stuffing is loosely packed
- Check the temperature of both the stuffing and the turkey with
a food thermometer; temperature should be at least 165 degrees
- Make sure the turkey cooks long enough, and allow 20 minutes
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