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How to Have the Safest Thanksgiving: Preventing Food Poisoning

boy and momWhat good is it to spend three days cooking a beautiful Thanksgiving meal if your entire family comes down with food poisoning? If you’re not careful, unsafe food handling can turn the dream holiday dinner into a nightmare. Salmonella bacteria from uncooked poultry can cause severe vomiting and diarrhea.

Make sure to follow these food safety tips when getting the turkey to the dinner table. You want your family to remember this Thanksgiving because of your delicious turkey, not because of a trip to the emergency room.

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Reviewed by: Patrick S. Pasquariello Jr., MD
Date: October 2013

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