Simple precautions make holiday feasting safer

At the end of this week, many may find themselves sharing the stuffed feeling of the turkeys that previously occupied their ovens.

But before we pull out the broiling pans, the Indiana Poison Center and Jackson County Health Department have a few tips to make sure our Thanksgiving dinners, and ourselves, stay free of food-borne illnesses.

“Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands,” Jackson County environmental health specialist Whitney Kovener said.

He said the No. 1 transmission of food-borne illnesses is through the lack of clean hands.

On top of hands, it’s

important to make sure surfaces are clean as well, Kovener said.

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