According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in six Americans are affected by food borne illnesses every year. Statistics show that almost 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 people will die. Simply from undercooked, improperly refrigerated, or unsafe preparation of meals.
Food safety is especially important as you prepare the Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings for friends and family. Following a few simple guidelines can help you cook a safe holiday meal that everyone will enjoy.
For more information about how to protect yourself from food borne illness this holiday season, visit the CDC's website at: www.cdc.gov
From the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, I'm Dr. Tedd Mitchell, and this is the President's Prescription.
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