When preparing a turkey, you need to be aware of four safety issues: thawing, preparing, stuffing, and cooking to adequate temperature. thawing turkeys must be kept at a safe temperature.
The "danger zone" is between 40 and 140f, the temperature range where food borne bacteria multiply rapidly, so let it thaw in the refrigerator, not out on the counter.
When it comes to cooking the turkey, set the oven temperature no lower than 325f check the internal temperature as you cook it. It must reach a safe minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees farenheit.
O n ce the meal is over, don't leave the food out for more than two hours , and remember left over turkey is only good for around four days.
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