Your pots and pans may be busier this year, but with Thanksgiving and the holidays right around the corner, it’s not time to put them away just yet. With recalls and outbreaks affecting some grocery store foods recently, the FDA has released food safety tips to help reduce your risk of developing a foodborne illness.

While you can never be too safe right now, these six tips are things to remember all year round! (And be sure to check out the 21 Best Healthy Cooking Hacks of All Time before you turn the oven on again!)

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OLYMPIA, WA – According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. For this reason, this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!”

The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) supports this campaign and reminds residents to never leave cooking food unattended. Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, or broiling. If you have to leave, even for a short time, turn off the stove.  If you are baking or roasting, check it regularly and stay home

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