Thanksgiving Science- Turkey, Stuffing, and Salmonella

This Thanksgiving, while the family is gathering around the table and talking about what they are thankful for – make sure your table is thankful to be salmonella free.

Back in March of this year, Butterball, LLC – the company famous for delicious Thanksgiving dinner, had to recall approximately 78,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products because they may have been contaminated with salmonella. They investigated several cases of patients infected across three states – both leading to the ground turkey. The illness takes hold within 12-72 hours and can stretch from four to seven days.

The good news is that potentially contaminated meat can be cooked to meet a safe internal temperature. However, you can’t tell whether meat is safely cooked by just looking at it, so you will need use a food thermometer. You can also take the precautionary steps to ensure a healthy and safe turkey this Thanksgiving by keeping the kitchen and your hands clean. To learn more about how to prevent salmonella, click the link.

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