What can I do to avoid getting food poisoning over the Christmas break especially from my turkey?


Uncooked meat including turkey can be contaminated with bacteria such as Salmonella that can cause food poisoning. Here are some tips to avoid your Christmas break being spoiled:

1) don’t wash your turkey – contaminated splashes from the carcass might get on your hands and into your mouth

2) make sure you wash your hands, all containers, chopping boards and knives if they have been in contact with your raw turkey

3) make sure your turkey is cooked all the way through preferably by testing with a meat thermometer

4) if you have leftover turkey, keep it in the fridge after it has cooled down from the oven

5) if you freeze your turkey leftovers make sure they are thoroughly defrosted before reheating or to be used in a recipe