Cooking Safety During Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is a time most of us look forward to all year. There is a plethora of food to indulge in, like turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, bread rolls, etc. We also get to spend time with family (that we hopefully enjoy spending time with) and also get to crowd around the TV to tune into the football game.

Unfortunately, there are plenty of things that can go wrong on this special day. To better enjoy this holiday, we’ve listed several things to be aware of during food preparation/cooking.

Food Preparation Tips:

A number of food borne illnesses can be prevented by proper food preparation. And yet every year, 1 in 6 Americans gets sick by consuming contaminated foods or beverages (according to the CDC). E.coli, Salmonella, and Norovirus are just several food borne germs out there.

To reduce the likelihood of getting sick while cooking/eating your feast, you should do the following:

Fire Safety Tips

Before anything else, all homes need to have a fire alarm, carbon monoxide alarm and a fire extinguisher. These can make all the difference between life or death and the amount of physical destruction.

This video shows exactly what to do in the event of a grease fire.

We hope you have a great Thanksgiving! Be safe, enjoy both the food and the time you have with your friends and family.

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