VDACS News Releases
December 13, 2018
Some Food Safety Advice for Holiday Cooks
Go ahead and stuff your face, but don’t stuff your turkey
Contact: Elaine Lidholm, 804.786.7686
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) advises all cooks and food handlers to go beyond the basics this holiday season and get down to the nitty gritty about food safety.
VDACS lists a few safety tips below but encourages everyone involved with holiday food preparation to go to foodsafety.gov for more information:
Finally, don’t forget the basics: clean surfaces and utensils; separate raw meat, poultry, eggs and seafood from ready-to-eat foods and don’t contaminate plates or utensils with raw juices; cook to proper internal temperatures; andchill, i.e. keep cold foods cold and refrigerate leftovers within two hours.
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