Thanksgiving Safety

The kitchen is often called “The Heart of The Home.”  After all, it is where we create memories and this is especially true at during the holidays.  Whether you’re recreating grandma’s famous stuffing or testing out an Instagram worthy pumpkin pie recipe, it’s important to follow a few basic safety tips during this hectic and joyous time of year to protect your home and your family.

Did you know that Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires?  According to the U.S. Fire Administration more than 4,000 fires happen each Thanksgiving Day!

Top 10 Thanksgiving Safety Tips

  • Don’t leave cooking food unattended
  • Check your food frequently and use a timer
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working
  • Keep children away from the stove
  • Don’t wear loose clothing while cooking
  • Place your fire extinguisher in the kitchen for easy access
  • Never handle cooked and raw food together
  • Keep the deep fryer outside and away from any structures
  • Ensure that electrical cords are out of a child’s reach
  • Don’t give turkey bones to your pet

Better safe than sorry. You can call the pros at 1888-674-6854 (USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline) with any cooking questions!

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