Emerald Valley Almanac

Food handling tips for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time when family and friends gather together and have a feast. Unfortunately, that feast often results in cases of food-borne illness – otherwise known as food poisoning. And turkey is the biggest culprit.  Proper food handling can reduce the chance of making someone sick this year.

To Stuff or Not to Stuff

(The bird, not your face. That’s up to you.)

The USDA does not recommend stuffing the turkey before roasting. You can get just as sick from the stuffing itself and the meat if it didn’t get . . .