Wellingborough Council’s warning people to be safe against food poisoning during the festive season.
Here they are:
1) When Christmas food shopping, take sufficient bags with you so that you can separate out
raw and ready-to-eat foods to avoid cross-contamination.
2) Check the guidance on your turkey to ensure you have enough time to fully defrost it – it
could take as much as four days.
3) Don’t wash raw turkey; it just splashes germs onto your hands, clothes, utensils and
4) To work out the cooking time for your bird, check the instructions on the packaging. Check
that: the meat is steaming hot throughout; there is no pink meat visible when you cut into
the thickest part and meat juices run clear.
5) Whether you cooked your turkey from frozen or fresh, your turkey leftovers can be used to
make a new meal (such as a turkey curry). This new meal can then be frozen, but make
sure you only reheat it once.