10/5/2018 10:08:45 AM

The Thanksgiving season is upon us, and the Huron County Health Unit is offering some tips to keep you and your flock safe.
Public Health Inspector, Jessica Van Geffen, tells myFM that a recent Health Canada survey found that Canadians need to pay more attention to safe food handling.
Van Geffen explains the dos and don't to myFM.

The risks of improper food handling includes foodborne illnesses and pregnant women, young children and seniors are at higher risk.
In terms of thawing your turkey Van Geffen says the best way to thaw it in the fridge, and for every 4 pounds let it thaw for 1 day.
She adds it is important to ensure the turkey is cooked to 82 degrees celsius and to use a probe thermometer to check the temperature in the thickest part of the bird.
More information on food safety can be found on the Health Unit website    

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