Thanksgiving Safety Tips

 

Drinking & Driving on Thanksgiving

DUI/DWITip 1: Don’t Drink & Drive

Tip 2: Be Smart About Drinking

Tip 3: Call a Cab Even if You Live Close

Tip 4: Don’t Rely on the “One Drink an Hour” Motto

Tip 5: Choose a Reliable Designated Driver

Tip 6: Book a Hotel or Stay with a Friend

 

Food Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Safety TipsSafely Thaw Your Turkey: You do not want to leave your turkey on the counter to thaw. The best way to thaw a turkey is in the refrigerator, in a sink of cold water (which is changed every 30 minutes) or in the microwave. Leaving a turkey on the counter to thaw at room temperature for more than 2 hours makes that turkey unsafe to consume. This is when bacteria start to grow.

Safely Handle Your Turkey: Any type of raw meat should not be touched with other foods. To prevent bacteria from spreading you should- cook, clean, chill and separate.

Safely Stuff Your Turkey: When stuffing your turkey, it is safest to do so right before cooking the turkey. You should always use a food thermometer to make sure the center of the stuffing reaches the correct temperature of 165° F. If it does not reach this temperature there is a possibility of food poisoning.

Safely Cooking the Turkey: Make sure the turkey is completely thawed when placing it in the oven at, at least 325° F. Again, make sure you use a food thermometer to make sure the turkey has reached the safe internal temperature. For more information on the turkey and size of the turkey make sure to research prior to cooking.

 

Have A Safe Holiday & Contact My Criminal Law Firm If You Run Into Trouble

If you get a DUI/DWI around the holidays, call my criminal law firm to see how I can help you. Contact my office via phone, 732-477-3030, or by contact form.