The USDA Just Shared Tips on How to Have a Safe Thanksgiving: Here's What You Need to Know
The USDA wants to make sure Americans have a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving. The federal entity just released a list of several crucial tips for people to keep in mind this Turkey Day, and the pointers cover everything from how to know when your turkey is fully cooked, to how long your Thanksgiving feast should be left out on the dinner table.
The USDA also announced that its Meat and Poultry Hotline is available to answer any safety questions in the days leading up to the final Thursday in November. Additionally, the agency will have experts available to answer questions on Thanksgiving Day.
For most people, the information shared by the USDA will serve as a refresher, but given that many Americans had much different (and/or smaller) Thanksgiving celebrations last year due to COVID-19, the tips are especially pertinent. The intel is of course also very helpful to those who are planning to host Thanksgiving for the first time this year.
How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely
Keep reading for important Thanksgiving food and safety information directly from the USDA.