Here’s how to put safety on the menu this Thanksgiving

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Nov 18, 2016

Tip sheet with image of adult daughter and mother pulling turkey out of the oven. Another image showing turkey and all of the trimmings

Many of us are planning our menus and making shopping lists. It’s a good idea to review basic safety tips before the cooking begins. NFPA’s Thanksgiving Safety tip sheet reminds us of the importance of safety in the kitchen every day and especially on Thanksgiving.

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.
  • Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
  • Make sure all smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.
  • Have activities for the kids that keep them out of the kitchen.        

Following these and other simple safety tips can keep family and friends safe for the holiday.


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