The holidays are for spending time with friends and family, while feasting on delicious foods. The following are tips to keep your holidays happy and safe from food poisoning or foodborne illness.
CLEAN: Wash hands and surfaces often. Clean utensils and surfaces with hot water after preparing foods.
SEPARATE: Separate raw meats from other foods – use separate cutting boards for raw meat and produce.
COOK: Cooking to the safe temperature kills harmful bacteria. Use a food thermometer.
CHILL: Refrigerate food promptly, and freeze or use leftovers within three to four days.
Happy holidays, and remember to be food safe.
– Oklahoma City-County Health Department