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Tips to stay safe and healthy this Thanksgiving

October 12, 2015 Photo; For Use With AP Lifestyles
Posted at 10:31 AM, Nov 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-23 15:50:10-05

Following simple steps can keep you and your Thanksgiving guests safe and healthy.

Among the top tips from food safety experts:
- Don't wash the turkey
- Wash your hands
- Refrigerate leftovers within two hours

Rinsing a turkey in the sink can lead lead to the spread of salmonella to nearby areas.

The CDC estimates that 1 in 6 Americans get sick from a foodborne illness yearly.

Using a meat thermometer can help make sure a turkey is fully cooked.

It should have an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.