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Remember Food Safety This Thanksgiving

TurkeyThanksgiving is a time for families and friends to get together to share a feast with one another, but sometimes uncooked, overcooked or rotten food spoils a great celebration.

Russell County Extension Agent John Stannard says food poisoning and bacteria exposure are sometimes consequences to a wrongly prepared or put-away Thanksgiving meal. He says immediate refrigeration of a cooked turkey following your meal can prevent bacteria exposure.

"You're better off to get it in the refrigerator so you don't have salmonella problems later on," said Stannard. "Keep cold foods cold and hot foods hot while you're serving, enjoy that dinner and over the next several days don't let something make you sick with food poisoning."

More information and tips can be found at the Russell County Extension Office.

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