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Turkey Survey Shows 16% Contain Dangerous Bacteria

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Arthur Frank, MD, who heads the diet and weight loss program at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, tells WebMD that preventing turkey-related infections is really a 'kitchen management' issue. He says to keep in mind that utensils that touch the bird should be washed before they're used for other food to protect against cross-contamination.

Other tips from CSPI include: carve out a big enough place in your refrigerator so the turkey won't contaminate nearby food. If you thaw your turkey in a microwave, cook it as soon as it's ready. Finally, use a meat thermometer, which takes the guesswork out of food safety.

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