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Thanksgiving would not be the same without turkeys, yet very few people take the time to learn how to handle them properly. Any poultry needs special attention when handling.
Thawing a frozen turkey the proper way is important to the safety of your family.
Some Interesting Facts About Thanksgiving
- About 270 million turkeys are raised in the United States each year
- The typical American eats about 13.6 pounds of turkey a year, with a good bit of it at Thanksgiving time.
- About 572 million pounds of cranberries and 1.4 billion pounds of sweet potatoes are produced in the United States each year
- The first Thanksgiving wasn't really celebrated by the Pilgrims, but was instead celebrated by Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado in Texas in 1541
- It wasn't until 1939 that Thanksgiving was officially on the fourth Thursday in November. In previous years, Thanksgiving might have been celebrated on the 1st, 3rd or last Thursday in November.
More importantly, Thanksgiving is a time to make sure that you take steps to keep your kids safe. In addition to being mindful of any food allergies that your guests may have and childproofing your home, you should make sure that you prepare your Thanksgiving meal safely.