Tomorrow, November 22, celebrity chef Ingrid Hoffman (known for her show, Simply Delicioso) will be joining USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline and a Food and Drug Administration food safety advisor to ease concerns for anyone hosting a Thanksgiving meal. Still haven’t bought your turkey and wondering what size to buy? Is your turkey still frozen, though your recipe calls for thawing? You don’t trust your brother-in-law to fry a bird properly? We have the solutions to these and more!
Log in to Twitter tomorrow from 1 pm to 2 pm EST, and include the hashtag #trkytips as you tweet your Thanksgiving food safety questions. @FoodSafetygov will select questions from the audience so that the chat covers a range of topics, and the panel of experts will respond via @USDAFoodSafety. If you do not have a specific question, just follow the hashtag to see what advice they send to other tweeps. Over the past 25 years, the Meat and Poultry Hotline truly has heard it all when it comes to Thanksgiving conundrums, and for one hour they will have Ingrid’s and the FDA’s extra support.
This effort is part of a new national campaign launched this summer by the Ad Council and the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service, in partnership with the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, designed to educate and protect Americans from preventable foodborne illness. With more than 46 million turkeys cooked this holiday, there’s no better time to remind families to follow four simple steps when cooking: clean, separate, cook and chill. Visit FoodSafety.gov to learn more about the campaign and steps you can take to keep you and your family safer from foodborne illness.