When you get to Thanksgiving dinner this week, head straight to the kitchen and double-check the meat thermometer on the turkey. I’m sure whoever’s doing the cooking won’t be offended.
According to a new survey, 22% of people say they’ve gotten FOOD POISONING from a holiday meal.
And these might be some of the reasons why . . .
1. 62% of Americans rinse raw turkey in the kitchen sink, which can splatter germs up to three feet away . . . all over the counters and other cooking surfaces.
2. 26% of people only wash their hands BEFORE they make food . . . which can lead to cross-contamination when they’re cooking different things.
3. And 26% of people leave the turkey out for three or more hours before they put it in the fridge for leftovers . . . bacteria can start growing at the two-hour mark.
Anyway, good luck not getting sick on Thursday.
(Water Quality & Health Council)