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Thanksgiving Toolkit to Prevent Foodborne Illness: Social Media

Suggested Tweets and Facebook posts are included to help spread the word about food safety during Thanksgiving.

Nov. 26th – Thanksgiving Day

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Thanksgiving Food Safety

Let’s Talk Turkey (Flickr)

It’s that time of year to get ready for #Thanksgiving! While you’re getting prepared, use these tips to keep your Thanksgiving #FoodSafe.

It’s that time of year to get ready for Thanksgiving! While you’re getting prepared, use these tips to keep your Thanksgiving #FoodSafe.

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Did you know the USDA’s Meat & Poultry Hotline will be open on #Thanksgiving from 8am-2pm ET? Call in last minute for #FoodSafety advice.

Did you know the USDA’s Meat & Poultry Hotline will be open on Thanksgiving from 8am-2pm ET? Call in last minute to speak to a live agent for #FoodSafety advice.

Thawing Turkey

Three Ways to Thaw a Turkey (Flickr)

Safely thawing your frozen turkey is one of the most important steps in your Thanksgiving meal prep. Here are 3 ways to safely thaw your bird ↓

Safely thawing your frozen turkey is one of the most important steps in your Thanksgiving meal prep. Here are 3 ways to safely thaw your bird ↓

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Think twice before heading to the sink to wash the turkey! A recent study showed that 76% of participants failed to clean & sanitize their sinks after washing or rinsing poultry, and of those that tried, 96% were not successful.

Think twice before heading to the sink to wash the turkey! A recent study showed that 76% of participants failed to clean & sanitize their sinks after washing or rinsing poultry, and of those that tried, 96% were not successful.

Thanksgiving - Separate

Separate (Flickr)

Say “no” to cross-contamination this #Thanksgiving by practicing safe handling of raw meat & poultry. Remember to keep them and their juices away from cooked or ready-to-eat foods and fresh produce!

Say “no” to cross-contamination this Thanksgiving by practicing safe handling of raw meat & poultry. Remember to keep them and their juices away from cooked or ready-to-eat foods and fresh produce!

Thanksgiving - Cook

Cook (Flickr)

#TurkeyTip: For safety, always use a food thermometer to check the doneness of whole poultry in 3 places:

(1) thickest part of the breast,

(2) innermost part of the wing, and,

(3) innermost part of the thigh.

#TurkeyTip: For safety, always use a food thermometer to check the doneness of whole poultry in 3 places:

(1) thickest part of the breast,

(2) innermost part of the wing, and,

(3) innermost part of the thigh.

Thanksgiving - Chill

Chill (Flickr)

After you’ve eaten and before you head to the couch, remember the 2-hour rule! Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours of cooking to avoid bacteria growth. #FoodSafety

After you’ve eaten and before you head to the couch, remember the 2-hour rule! Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours of cooking to avoid bacteria growth.

 

Last Modified Nov 03, 2020