Take steps to keep foodborne illness from spoiling holiday gatherings

By | November 22nd, 2021|Preparedness|

The holiday season that begins on Thanksgiving and continues through New Year’s means many things to many people. One thing it means to most of us is food. Meals and appetizers with family and friends help make the holiday season special. But there can be a downside to all that delicious food. If it isn’t [...]

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Tips to Keep Your Thanksgiving Meals Safe

By | November 26th, 2019|Preparedness|

The holidays are a time for gathering with friends and family. Inevitably, this will also be a time when you may find yourself surrounded by lots and lots of food. In order to keep you and your loved ones healthy and avoid foodborne illness, let’s start with some basics: Wash your hands. Washing your hands [...]

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Keep Your Thanksgiving Feast Safe

By | November 22nd, 2016|Preparedness|

Thanksgiving is just two days away, so whether you’ve been tasked with making an entire Thanksgiving meal or just preparing a few dishes, there are four simple steps to food safety that everyone should follow: clean, separate, cook, and chill. Clean your hands and kitchen surfaces often when preparing food. Wash your hands for 20 [...]

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Cooking Tips to Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving

By | November 25th, 2015|General, Preparedness|

Are you planning on cooking up a Thanksgiving feast tomorrow? Whether you are planning on making everything from the turkey to the pumpkin pies or just some side dishes, follow these tips to make sure the food you prepare is safe to serve: Purchase a thermometer and make sure the cooked turkey reaches an internal [...]

Healthy Thanksgiving

By | November 25th, 2013|General|

Whether you’re hosting a Thanksgiving celebration or attending as a guest, you can help make the healthy choice the easy choice for your friends and family.  Consider making a healthier version of an old favorite to share. This recipe for Corn Bread Crusted Turkey would go great served with this slightly modified recipe for a [...]

Thanksgiving, ASH & the Territorial Cup

By | November 21st, 2012|General|

Our Arizona State Hospital (ASH) and the U of A share a birthday.  Both were established by the 13th Territorial Legislature in 1885.  The City of Tucson had wanted ASH (it came with a $100K appropriation) but their delegation got to Prescott (the Territorial Capitol) late because the Salt was flooded…  and Tucson ended up [...]

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Thanksgiving Food Safety

By | November 21st, 2011|General|

We have 2 peak periods for foodborne illnesses in Arizona.  One peak is in the summer months because it’s so stinkin’ hot and food gets out of temperature.  The other peak is between Thanksgiving and the New Year.  We’re not sure why we have an increase if foodborne illnesses from now until the end of [...]