Don’t Let Food Poisoning Ruin Your Holiday

Don’t Let Food Poisoning Ruin Your Holiday

( – It seems like just yesterday that the rude awakening of 2020 began— but here we are, once again entering the holiday season. Whether gatherings are big or small, chances are many of us just want to eat some fine food and relax with loved ones. Sad truth is, many people will find themselves victims of food poisoning, which they might be able to avoid if they take some safety precautions.

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Those are great tips, but they don’t cover every major issue, so we’ve compiled a list as well:

  • Clean ALL surfaces, hands, counters, utensils, etc. before, during and after you have prepared the food. This will ensure germs aren’t being transferred from one area to another.
  • Keep raw foods separate from ready-to-eat ones, whether this be on the counter, cutting boards or refrigerator. This practice will aid in avoiding cross-contamination.
  • Keep a food thermometer handy so you can verify that all cooked foods are at the appropriate internal temperature. This step will give you peace of mind that you’ve killed all the harmful bacteria.

Having a safe holiday that doesn’t land anyone in the sick bay will be an exceptional reason to be thankful. Looking to create a new tradition this Thanksgiving? Check out how to forage in November to bring some healthy flavors to the holiday table.

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