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|November 25, 2019|
Turkey Frying – Take Necessary Precautions
The Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday is just around the corner; a time when family and friends come together to celebrate all it has to offer including a home cooked meal. In the U.S., the number one cause of home fires and injuries are cooking fires. During the winter holiday season, home cooking fires increase with the peak day being Thanksgiving followed by Christmas and Christmas Eve resulting in injuries, deaths and millions of dollars in property damage. One contributor to holiday fires is turkey frying which remains popular, this time of the year, yet poses a fire and burn hazard for consumers. Retailers anxious to capture the market during this brief and prosperous holiday season, stock their aisles and shelves with turkey fryers. Although the industry has made great strides in the improvement of turkey fryers, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) states they still are not safe to use due to the amount of oil and high temperatures used to cook a turkey. Even well informed and careful consumers are at risk when using this product. The use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers is discouraged by the NFPA unless used by properly trained professionals such as grocery stores, specialty food retailers and restaurants, who use professional quality equipment. The hazards associated with turkey fryers are:
• Hot oil can spill or splash over onto the flame igniting a fire. This can occur during the cooking process especially when placing the turkey in the fryer or when removing it.
Please click on the link to view the hazards of turkey frying:
Additional Safety Tips
To keep you and your family safe during the holidays and every day, follow these simple safety tips: