Whether you're a seasoned chef or a novice preparing your first holiday meal, make sure you know the safest ways to thaw, prepare, stuff and cook your turkey.

Turkey Basics: Safely Thaw, Prepare, Stuff, and Cook
When preparing a turkey, be aware of the four main safety issues: thawing, preparing, stuffing, and cooking to adequate temperature.

Safe Thawing

Safe Preparation

Safe Stuffing

Safe Cooking

For more information, and to learn about ways to calibrate your food thermometer visit: http://www.cdc.gov/features/TurkeyTime/

It's Turkey Time: Safely Prepare Your Holiday Meal. Retrieved November 19th, 2012 from http://www.cdc.gov/features/TurkeyTime/

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