ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

SURVEY: Cognitive Impairment II

Top 3 Nutrients to Detox the Liver and Soothe Digestion

Natural Bladder Control, Go Less and Live More

Top Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies — Are You at Risk?

Vital Molecule Increases Cellular Energy and Improves Cognitive Function

Omega Fix for Obesity: How the Right Fats Fight Fat

How Pomegranate May Protect Against Cancer

Potential of Quercetin in the Treatment of Melanoma

Trimming the spare tire: Canola oil may cut belly fat

Supplementation with vitamins C and E associated with decreased risk of cognitive impairment, dement...

 
Print Page
Email Article

The Attack of the Thanksgiving Turkey

  [ 10 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • November 6, 2002


The family cook has spent the last few days preparing for the traditional Thanksgiving feast. The bird is roasted, the yams are baked and the stuffing is stuffed. Everything is perfect. Or is it? Later, the whole family is trying to see who can make it to the bathroom first. Welcome to a cook's worst nightmare: food poisoning.

According to Martha Barclay, Western Illinois University's department of dietetics, fashion merchandising and hospitality professor and food sanitation expert, Thanksgiving is the top holiday for food-related illnesses.

"Eighty percent of food safety issues are in our homes, and these issues are magnified around the holidays as more food is prepared and more people are in the kitchen," Barclay said.

Barclay is a stickler for food safety. So much so in fact that she has created a food safety curriculum for children in grades K-8 and is currently developing the curriculum to fit the teenage population -- since so many work in the food industry -- and low income and low literacy populations. She has a few tips to share for those preparing this year's holiday meal:

* Before preparing food -- during the holidays and anytime, wash your hands thoroughly. Our hands transmit germs to everything we touch. If you have plastic gloves available, wear them during preparation. Your hands will stay clean and food products will be protected. Just remember to change the gloves when they become soiled.

* If you don't feel well, let someone else do the cooking!

* Thaw the turkey in the refrigerator. Plan ahead as the turkey may have to thaw in the refrigerator for several days. Thawing it in the refrigerator reduces the growth rate of micro-organisms that may make people ill if thawed with another method.

* Don't pass the stuffing if it has been stuffed in the bird! Cook the stuffing in a separate baking dish or pan to ensure that it cooks completely. When stuffed in a turkey, it may take hours for the stuffing to heat to temperature and begin cooking.

* For all foods that are prepared and cooked, it's a good idea to test them for doneness using a thermometer. This also ensures that the food is cooked to the proper temperature. Remember to cook those turkeys to 165 degrees (F)!

Once the food is cooked, served and eaten, the safety concerns still aren't over. Refrigerate the leftovers. Do not let them sit out at room temperature. Within 2-4 hours after cooking, food can become the meals for germs that can make someone very ill.



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%

Natural Remedies

Natural Bladder Control, Go Less and Live More Natural Bladder Control, Go Less and Live More
The Surprising Benefits of Probiotics - What You Didn't Know The Surprising Benefits of Probiotics - What You Didn't Know
Green Coffee Extract: Unique Obesity Intervention Green Coffee Extract: Unique Obesity Intervention
Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms? Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms?
Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life' Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life'

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map