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Holiday Food Safety

TurkeyThe holiday season is the wonderful time of the year we spend with family and friends, giving thanks, enjoying company, and sharing food. Keep everyone safe and healthy this year by following food safety guidelines when doing your holiday cooking. Take a look at some of the publications below on how to keep your food safe.

200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon Food Safety Tips for Healthy Holidays

A guide on how to keep foods safe and prevent food-bourne illness from the FDA Consumer Health Information.

200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon Countdown to the Thanksgiving Holiday

Questions about turkey? This publication from the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service provides information on buying, thawing, perparing, and storing turkey.

200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon Holiday Food Safety Questions

From the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, this publication answers some of the most common holiday food safety questions asked on the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline.

200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon Let’s Talk Turkey

A complete guide on safelty roasting a turkey from the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.

For other questions about holiday cooking or food safety, call the USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854), visit, or call  your local Extension Family Living Educator (262-741-4951).


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