Turkey Survey Shows 16% Contain Dangerous Bacteria
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.