Health Department offers food safety tips for the holiday season

November 25, 2019

Moving into the Holiday season, the Health Department would like to remind you that food-borne bacteria don’t take holidays, so be mindful of food safety as you prepare your Holiday feasts.

The Partnership for Food Safety Education’s website is filled with tips, recipes and food safety advice, all in one location. The website also includes kid’s activities and handy shopping organizers and checklists! You can click here

Additional food safety resources (available in English and Spanish) available:

  • And the Meat and Poultry Hotline, operated by the USDA, will be staffed on Thanksgiving Day from 8:00AM – 2:00PM EST for any cooks looking for a little help or advice while preparing their meals. This service offers specialists who also speak Spanish. 1-866-MPHOTLINE (1-866-674-6854)
  • Consumers can also consult “Ask USDA” the virtual Food Safety Information Service representative 24 hours a day.
  • Winter Holiday food safety information, tips and recommendations for topics such as making homemade eggnog safely, getting the most out of your holiday roasts and avoiding food poisoning at your holiday party can be found here.

Have a food safe Holiday season!

Turkey dinner.