• The big thaw: Your turkey needs 24 hours for every 5 pounds to thaw safely

    25 days ago - By Food Safety

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    Editor's note: An ongoing outbreak of Salmonella Reading traced to raw turkey has sickened at least 164 people across 35 states, hospitalizing dozens and killing one person. The outbreak patients report links to raw turkey, but there is concern that other consumers may have purchased raw turkey in advance and frozen it for use during the holidays. The below steps for safe thawing are from the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service. The USDA reports at least 22 slaughter plants and 7 turkey processing plants have been found to be contaminated with the outbreak strain of...
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