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    Lakewood, CO 80215

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    303-239-7078
    Fax: 303-239-7088

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    Happy & Healthy Eating Reminder: Prevent Foodborne Illness this Holiday Season


    No matter how large or small your holiday guest list may be this year, it is important to be aware of safety issues when thawing, preparing, stuffing and cooking your turkey and other holiday meal additions. A few simple steps can help keep foodborne illness off the menu this Thanksgiving.

    • Safe Thawing: Thawing turkeys must be kept out of the "danger zone" temperature (between 40 and 140°F) — this is the temperature range where foodborne bacteria multiply rapidly. See Safe Methods for Thawing,(Spanish version).
    • Safe Preparation: Bacteria present on raw poultry can contaminate your hands, utensils, and work surfaces as you prepare the turkey. After working with raw poultry, always wash your hands, utensils, and work surfaces before they touch other foods.
    •  Safe Stuffing: Bacteria can survive in stuffing that has not reached 165°F, possibly resulting in foodborne illness. Follow these steps to safely prepare, cook, remove, and refrigerate stuffing ; Spanish language instructions .
    • Safe Cooking: Set the oven temperature no lower than 325°F and be sure the turkey is completely thawed. Cooking times will vary. The food thermometer must reach a safe minimum internal temperature of 165°F. For more information on safe internal temperatures, visit FoodSafety.gov's Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures

     

    Other resources:
    View theJCPH Food Safety web page.



    Tony Aaron Fuller
    Public Engagement Coordinator
    303-239-7059
    tfuller@jeffco.us

    Nancy Braden
    Communications Manager
    303-239-7137
    nbraden@jeffco.us

    November 17, 2016


    Last Updated: 11-17-2016