In a shocking new report, food experts are saying that you should not be washing your Thanksgiving turkeys. According to the experts, washing your turkey before cooking it could spread the germs from the turkey to nearby food.
This advice can seem alarming and new for those that have been washing their turkeys before cooking it for so many years.
The experts even say don’t let your frozen turkey thaw on the counter either, because the germs could spread and multiply on the outer parts of the turkey first and then onto your counter.
So thaw your bird in the fridge instead.
Oh, and after the cooking is done, the experts say you should store your food no later than two hours after eating.
Food say experts say don’t—repeat don’t—wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. https://t.co/M61sOpFAO5— ABC News (@ABC) November 26, 2019