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Why NOT to Wash Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Raw whole turkey defrosting on a kitchen sink. A dish cloth is in close proximity to the defrosting meat, creating a cross contamination and food safety issue. Play Video

While it’s tempting to wash your turkey before cooking it, you could actually do more harm than good! Tune in as our resident food safety expert and NC State Extension specialist, Ben Chapman, shares research-based tips for prepping your prized poultry so everyone stays happy and healthy for the holidays.