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Easter Holiday Feast Safety

By April 23, 2011

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Like many holidays, Easter is a time for feasting! For people who follow the traditions of Lent, the period of deprivation is over. For the rest of us, Easter is a great reason to break out the turkey, ham, or fancy dinnerware!

Easter, as a feasting holiday, is also a great time to check your knowledge about food safety. Did you know that leftovers should be refrigerated or frozen within two hours to prevent food poisoning? How about talking turkey? Whole turkey should be cooked to a temperature of 185 F to kill any harmful bacteria.

While food safety is always important, we often get caught up in the festivities of the holidays and forget the principles. In particular if you have a lowered immune system, follow a few simple tips to keep yourself safe this Easter!

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