Turkey Safety Facts & Information Sheet

Cathy Agan  |  10/30/2012 8:44:22 PM

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Follow these fact sheets provided by United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Services. For more information on food safety from USDA, click here to visit their website.

Turkey Basics: Safe Thawing
A turkey must be kept at a safe temperature during thawing. Learn three safe methods.

Turkey Basics: Safe Cooking
Roasting instructions and approximate cooking times.

Let's Talk Turkey–A Consumer Guide to Safely Roasting a Turkey
Every facet of getting a turkey from the store to the dinner table is included - buying fresh vs. frozen, safe thawing methods, stuffing, roasting, storing leftover turkey and reheating the leftovers.

Is Pink Turkey Meat Safe?
The color of cooked meat and poultry is not always a sure sign of its degree of doneness. Only by using a food thermometer can you accurately determine that a meat has reached a safe temperature.

Stuffing and Food Safety
Because stuffing (dressing or filling) is an excellent medium for bacterial growth, it's important to handle it safely and cook it to a safe minimum internal temperature as measured with a food thermometer.

Turkey Basics: Handling Cooked Dinners
Recommendations for take-out, deli-prepared, or convenience turkey dinners.

Turduckens Require Safe Food Handling
"Turducken"—a layered poultry dish especially popular during the holidays - requires safe food handling and thorough cooking to prevent foodborne illness.
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