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SEASONAL TIPS - November



SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR THANKSGIVING FEAST
| SAFETY TIPS |
| PREPARING YOUR TURKEY |
| SERVING YOUR TURKEY |
| STORING YOUR TURKEY |



Here are PERDUE FARMS' Top 10 Food Safety Tips



Reminders:
  • Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Keep hot foods at 140 F. or hotter; keep cold foods at 40 F. or colder.
  • Wash cutting boards, tools, the sink, all work surfaces and hands in hot soapy water before and after handling raw poultry.
  • Serve cooked poultry using a clean platter and utensils, never ones touched by raw meat.

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    PREPARING YOUR TURKEY SAFELY



    Defrosting

    It's important never to thaw poultry on the counter, where bacteria can grow. Follow these tips on defrosting chicken and turkey safely. Thawing Times Protect raw poultry from other foods. Though it is not advisable to unwrap a poultry package before you are ready to cook, it is a good idea to over wrap the package in plastic wrap, or place it on a plate, as it thaws?it will protect other foods in the refrigerator from any condensation or accidental spills. TOPTOP OF PAGE



    SERVING YOUR TURKEY SAFELY



    Serving When serving poultry, perhaps the most important thing to remember is not to leave it out unrefrigerated for longer than necessary?avoid reaching an internal temperature between the 40?F. to 140?F. danger zone. Always remember to ... TOPTOP OF PAGE



    STORING YOUR TURKEY SAFELY



    Poultry is easy and versatile, and proper storage is important for keeping it fresh, flavorful and safe. Follow these tips on storing chicken and turkey.
    Store poultry on the bottom shelf and in the back of the refrigerator to prevent any chance of leaking onto other foods.

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    Hoping you and your family the happiest and healthiest Thanksgiving
    Mrs. Kramer, RN



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