Holiday meal at your house? Get your Turkey Toolkit here!
Want your guests to leave your holiday table healthy? Cook the meat right!
We’re repeating the information we had for Thanksgiving because it includes proper meat temperatures and how to store leftovers. The USDA has put together articles on everything from brining, stuffing, and deep frying a turkey, to properly storing leftovers and preparing a bacteria-free holiday. You just have to download the Thanksgiving Toolkit. Again, the information will apply to the December/January holidays as well.
And while you might have the day off, USDA experts are usually at the toll-free hotline – 1-888-674-6854 – from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
About those endless leftovers. Check out the USDA’s convenient FoodKeeper app on Android and Apple. The app provides storage timelines for your refrigerator, freezer, and pantry for more than 500 products, including baby food, dairy products and eggs, meat, poultry, produce, and seafood.