Protecting Your Loved Ones from Food Illnesses This Holiday: 5 Dangerous Cooking Mistakes to Avoid

At Traditions communities, we take great care not only to ensure that food is nutritious and delicious, but also that it's safe. Our Executive Chefs are trained in food safety practices, but not every home chef is. If you or someone you love is preparing food for your family this holiday, take a moment to brush up on what the USDA considers the five most important food safety tips.  

 


Originally published on NCOA:

If you don’t handle your food carefully, your Thanksgiving dinner could make you and your loved ones sick—and not just from overeating.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from foodborne poisoning each year. Older adults are at an increased risk of more serious infections from food poisoning due to medications, age-related weakening of the immune system, and other underlying conditions.

At the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), we have some great information to keep your family safe from foodborne illness year-round, and especially during the holiday season. Practice these five food safety tips to keep your whole family safe from the dangers of foodborne illness this Thanksgiving.

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