On Thanksgiving, there is no such thing as too many cooks in the kitchen; having family home to prep, cook, and bake together is one of the best things about the holiday. However, having so many helping hands increases the chance of spreading germs. Avoid disaster by reviewing these helpful food-safety hints with your kitchen crew.
WASH HANDS, NOT THE BIRD.
According to an FDA food-safety survey, 68 percent of people wash whole turkeys before cooking. Rather than getting rid of bacteria, however, the splashing water spreads harmful pathogens to other areas—like sinks and food prepping surfaces—up to 3 feet away. Banish bacteria by washing hands before and after handling raw poultry, meat or seafood.
KNOW YOUR STUFF.
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