Food Handling & Cooking Safety Tips from Local EMA Coordinator

Food Handling & Cooking Safety Tips from Local EMA Coordinator

MT. VERNON, IL — The oven will soon be working overtime in an effort to feed those celebrating Thanksgiving at your home. A local Emergency Management Agency Coordinator has some tips for general kitchen safety.

Mt. Vernon Fire Chief Kevin Sargent says to keep a watchful eye on your appliances.

Sargent says you should constantly wash your hands, properly thaw your turkey or the meat you’re choosing to eat, and properly store your leftovers. These necessary steps toward safe food handling and sanitation will help protect you and your loved ones this year.