by Katy Bowen, MS, RDN, LD
Director Community Outreach, CHEF
Enjoying food with family and friends is one of the highlights of the holiday season. Everyone wants to help, but too many cooks in the kitchen can result in an increased risk of foodborne illness. This is especially true when people who rarely prepare food at other times of the year are suddenly in front of the stove.
By taking precautions, you can prevent most cases of foodborne illness. Review the simple tips below and share them with all the helpers in your kitchen. Then, eat, drink and be merry.
Take Care When Thawing
Know When Your Turkey Is Done
* Allow to rest 3 minutes before carving or consuming.
Boil Your Gravy
Follow the Two-Hour Rule
Chill Dishes Right Away
Use It or Lose It
Reviewed December 2012