Canadians Reminded Of Holiday Food Safety

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Food is an important partof many holiday celebrations. However, many of the foods found at holidayparties, such as baked goods, eggnog, cider, seafood and turkey, can carrybacteria that cause foodborne illness. You can help reduce the risk of foodborneillnesses for your family and friends during the holiday season by followingsome basic food safety tips.

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Baked goods: Holidaycookies and squares are a special treat, but uncooked cookie dough, batters orfrostings made with raw eggs can contain Salmonella bacteria. Always make sureyour baked goods are cooked thoroughly and never lick the spoon or eat rawcookie dough when baking using raw eggs.

Eggnog: Store-bought eggnog is pasteurizedto remove any dangerous bacteria before it is shipped for sale. If you'remaking eggnog at home using raw eggs, be sure to heat the egg and milk mixtureto at least 71

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