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Thanksgiving Toolkit to Prevent Foodborne Illness

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This toolkit is designed to help you get started with your local Thanksgiving Food Safety campaign. In this toolkit you will find the core components needed to launch the campaign to promote safe food handling behavior during the holiday.

We have organized the media messages to help make your campaign informative, helpful and fun. Resources include:

  • Press Release – A general press release that can be personalized by your organization to email to local news outlets, radio, newspapers and blogs
  • Talking Points and Q&As
  • Pitch Email Letter – A pitch email can be sent to local news outlets and radio stations to request an interview with the head of the organization to promote food safety
  • Social Media – Suggested tweets and Facebook posts are included to help spread the word about food safety during Thanksgiving
  • General Radio Interview
  • Public Service Announcement (Radio PSA)
  • Infographics
  • B-roll
  • YouTube videos


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Articles 

Download blog posts (ZIP file containing Microsoft Word documents). Topics may include:

  • Tips and Resources for a Bacteria-Free Thanksgiving (English and Spanish)
  • Brining Safely Will Bring Tender, Flavorful Meat to the Thanksgiving Table
  • You’ve Got the Right Stuff(ing)! Tips to Handle Stuffing With Care
  • Don’t Make Turkey Frying a Disastrous Situation This Thanksgiving
  • Turkey, Chicken, Duck, Oh My! Turducken Defies the Traditional Thanksgiving Bird
  • Five Tips So You Don’t Miss the Big Deals With Bad Black Friday Leftovers

Follow the USDA Blog year-round for information on health and safety topics. 

Talking Points | Q&As

Media Materials

These may be customized for your organization.

Consumer Fact Sheets

Publication Requests

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service has publications and other resources to help you spread the message about food safety. These items are available at no charge. To order, complete the request form and allow at least 2 weeks for delivery.

Brochure

Videos

Art, Images, Infographics

Clean Infographic

Separate Infographic

Cook Infographic

Chill Infographic

 

Last Modified Nov 03, 2017