Make Our Food Safe
11/16/2011

"Don't forget the importance of safe food handling during the holidays"

Press-Telegram | Stephanie Cary

"Gaining weight isn't the only health concern people need to be wary of when it comes to eating delicious foods this holiday season.

As illustrated by the recent listeria outbreak from cantaloupes out of Jensen Farms of Colorado - which killed at least 29 people - there is an ongoing risk of food-borne illness.

To limit that risk, there are some basic guidelines to keep in mind when preparing meals at holiday time.

The most important thing to remember when cooking turkey, or any meat for that matter, is to use a food thermometer to ensure the meat is cooked to the correct temperature..."

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