As we scurry to get ready for the holidays, it is so easy to forget to thaw the turkey. I know everyone has done it: left the turkey out on the counter on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving hoping it will thaw more quickly at room temperature. It does thaw more quickly at room temperature but Thanksgiving can be difficult enough without a salmonella chaser.
Get the bird out of the freezer and into the refrigerator days before the big event.
What else can you do to have a safer holiday? The USDA provides suggestions for your turkey meal. Read their detailed list but here are a few highlights:
Turkeys are tasty but they are also salmonella factories. Handle with care.
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