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WARNING: Thanksgiving food that you leave out can be a possible killer!

Did YOU know? The chances of getting food poisoning is highest during the holiday season?

Food offered to anyone who stops by for Thanksgiving dinner starting early afternoon throughout the night with no refrigeration could possibly end up fatal. ..

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“While you enjoy all the holiday festivities, don’t forget good food safety practices,” said Josh Clayton, state epidemiologist. “Wash your hands thoroughly, clean and sanitize work surfaces after preparing raw meat and poultry, cook and store foods at proper temperatures, and don’t prepare food when you’re sick.”

Symptoms of food-borne illness include mild or severe diarrhea, fever, vomiting and abdominal pain/cramps within 6 to 24 hours after eating.

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With this being said, please be safe this holiday, and remember to properly refrigerate that turkey (and side dishes), friends!