Tips For Safely Cooking Your Thanksgiving Turkey

You might expect to feel sleepy and full after indulging in a big holiday meal, but you definitely don't want to feel sick from food poisoning.

Health and medical experts say make sure you clean and cook food thoroughly. Raw meat products like poultry can contain different types of bacteria.

Health Expert Virginia Spencer says you should be okay if you cook the turkey on 165 degrees, that should kill the bacteria on the bird. Spencer also says it's very important to use a meat thermometer and stick it in the thickest part of the turkey.

Don't forget to always clean your cutting boards, pot holders, and other cooking supplies immediately in hot soapy water.