Keeping your food and family safe during Thanksgiving

Hawaii News Digest, 21 November 2017, 0510 UTC, Post #16006.


Reporter:  Elyssa Arevalo (KHON 2).

Accessed on 21 November 2017, 0510 UTC.

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The American Red Cross and the Hawaii Department of Health have teamed up to protect both your food and your family during the busy Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Here are some of the tips you should follow to protect your loved ones and the food they will eat on Thursday, 23 November 2017:

Make sure food preparers and servers aren’t sick.

Be sure to wash your hands before food preparation. Please wash all produce to reduce the threat of rat lungworm disease.

Be aware of fire hazards and wear appropriate clothing around stoves and barbeques.

Never leave food unattended.

Be sure your turkey is cooking properly.  Use a food thermometer to keep turkey at 165 degrees F.

Be sure to eat leftovers within one to two days after the Thanksgiving Day dinner.  This step will reduce the chance of a serious bacterial infection.

Keep a fire extinguisher nearby.

Turn off all appliances before you shop for those “Black Friday” specials at the mall.

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