If you're preparing a holiday feast this Thanksgiving, the Regional Health Authority has some cooking safety tips for you. Dietician Joanne Metcalfe says you can avoid food illnesses associated with turkey by thawing the bird, stuffing it just before it goes in to the oven, cooking it at the appropriate temperature, and cleaning up all counter tops and eating areas.  

When cooking the bird Metcalfe says you should use a temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit or 74 Celsius. Soap and water is adequate for cleaning eating and preparation areas, but if you really want to be sure you're taking care of all bacteria, Metcalfe recommends using bleach and water. 

She adds leftovers shouldn't be stored in the fridge longer than four days.