Niagara County Department of Health Offers Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips
According to NCDOH, people should follow these food safety tips when preparing your turkey this year:
- Thaw your turkey in the refrigerator, not on the kitchen counter.
- Do not wash your turkey, washing can spread the juice from the raw turkey and contaminate other surfaces.
- Cook your turkey to 165 degrees Fahrenheit, cook stuffing separately to ensure it is completely cooked. Use a food testing thermometer to check temperatures.
- Refrigerate any leftovers as soon as possible but no longer than 2 hours after your meal.