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VDACS News Releases
November 24, 2020
Food Safety Advice for the Thanksgiving Holiday
Contact: Michael Wallace
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) encourages all cooks and food handlers to practice food safety when preparing holiday meals this year. As always, the basics of food safety are cleanliness, proper temperature control, thorough cooking, and separation of raw and cooked foods to prevent cross-contamination. During the holidays, meals may occur over extended periods of time, which increases the need for careful preparation, serving and storage.
VDACS lists a few safety tips below and encourages everyone involved with holiday food preparation to go to foodsafety.gov for more information:
When gathering this holiday season, be sure to comply with the statewide face-covering requirement in indoor public spaces. Virginians are strongly encouraged to wash their hands regularly, maintain six feet of physical distance when outside of the home, limit social gatherings to no more than 25 people from different households, and to get tested immediately if any COVID-19 symptoms are experienced.
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