Safety Facts

turkeysafetySafe Handling of Poultry

  • Always wash all equipment and utensils thoroughly after handling raw JD Farms turkey to avoid bacteria transfer onto cooked meat.
  • Never partially cook your JD Farms turkey one day and continue cooking the next day.  Food spoilage organisms accumulate quickly on partially cooked foods.
  • An oven temperature of 325°F to 350°F (160°C to 180°C) is best for roasting JD Farms turkey. Higher temperatures may toughen the protein and cause shrinkage. Temperatures lower than 300°F (150°C) are not recommended.
  • Cooked JD Farms turkey should never be left on the table or counter after carving for more than 2 hours!!!
  • Avoid leaving JD Farms turkey (cooked or raw) in the ‘DANGER ZONE” – 40°F (4°C) to 140°F (60°C).