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Proper food preparation leads to happy, healthy Thanksgiving

By By Carolyn Bivins
Extension Office
Holiday Office Closing
Our office will be closed from Nov. 27-29 in celebration of the Thanksgiving Holidays. In case you need help with cooking questions and we are not available feel free to call one of the Holiday Hotlines. They offer lots of helpful cooking tips toll free. Why not clip this chart and post it in a safe place for future use.
Holiday Hotline:
USDA Meat &Poultry Hotline-
1-800-535-4555
Butterball Turkey; Talk-Line –
(Nov. 1-Dec. 22 only)
1-800-323-4848
For hearing impaired call
1-800-833-3848
Land O' Lakes –
1-800-782-9606
Nutra Sweet and Equal
1-800-323-5316
Sweet 'N Low
1-800-221-1763
Holiday Food Safety Tips
Thanksgiving and Christmas are occasions for delicious feasts … not upset stomachs. Food safety requires special attention at holiday time because you are usually handling large amounts of food, preparing it in a busy kitchen, and serving it buffet style. All contribute to the possibility of food poisoning. Follow these tips for a healthier holiday time:
We hope you have a happy and safe Thanksgiving Holiday.