CHICAGO (CBS) — If you want your Thanksgiving guests to be thankful they joined you for Thursday’s big meal, public health officials said you need to practice good food safety habits.
Illinois Department of Public Health director Dr. Nirav Shah said millions of people get sick every year after eating food that might not have been handled properly. Thousands of those people wind up in hospitals, and some even die.
Shah said you should remember two key things first: keep hot food hot, and cold food cold while serving.
“Number two, keep everything in your kitchen clean; most importantly, your hands and your cooking utensils,” he said.