Give Thanks for Family, Friends, and Food Safety This Thanksgiving
SPRINGFIELD– Many people look forward to turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and everything else that may go with their Thanksgiving meal. But one thing you do not want to go with your meal is bacteria that could cause food poisoning.
“While most healthy people recover from foodborne illness, typically called food poisoning, in a day or two, others can suffer severe illness, including a condition where the kidneys stop working,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. “This holiday season, I recommend following several food safety steps to help prevent foodborne illness.”
First things first - if your frozen turkey is 10 to 15 pounds, you need to take it out of the freezer now in order for it to be completely thawed by Thanksgiving Day. It takes...