foodborne illness

Food safety experts says Thanksgiving is by far the busiest meal of the year to prepare and it's also a time where you could make family and friends sick with a food borne illness.

Amy Springer of  the Vilas County Health Department says there are some simple things to help keep anyone from illness..

Don't Forget to Thaw the Turkey

Nov 22, 2013
Rene Schwietzke

If you’re planning to cook a big turkey this Thanksgiving, you may need to start thawing it this weekend. 

Oneida County Health Department Sanitarian Jody McKinney says the best way to thaw a frozen turkey is in the fridge, but you have to allow one day of thawing for every five pounds of turkey. 

“Therefore if you’re going to serve a large turkey approximately 20 pounds, plan at least four to five days in the refrigerator for thawing.”