Keep Your Thanksgiving Celebration Safe

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Keep Your Thanksgiving Celebration Safe
Thanksgiving is a time for family gatherings, sharing great dishes and stories at the dinner table. But in preparing this feast, you want to keep both yourself and your food safe. Check out these Consumer Updates for information on how to have a holiday free of injury and illness.

Food Safety Tips for Healthy Holidays
Keep your holiday merriment from turning to misery. Following four safe food-handling practices will help keep away foodborne illness.

Start at the Store: 7 Ways to Prevent Foodborne Illness
Food safety for consumers begins at the supermarket. Here are useful hints to keep in mind when shopping for food that will help keep foodborne illnesses out of your home.

Use Your Microwave Safely
It's likely that your microwave will get more use than normal during the holiday season. Here is some information to help make your microwave experience a safe one

Keep Listeria Out of Your Kitchen
Keep Listeria at bay by keeping your refrigerator temperature low and carefully cleaning kitchen surfaces.


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