Turkeys Galore! A Christmas Treat or Health Hazard? November 22, 2010 News Did you know there were over 10 million turkeys sold last Christmas in Britain, two out of three are frozen. Turkeys can harbour harmful bacteria therefore, it is essential, when defrosting a frozen bird, to test the temperature before cooking to make sure there are no ice crystals left. The turkey then has to be cooked to perfection – overcooked it will become dry and tasteless – undercooked and it becomes a health hazard. The easiest way to ensure a turkey is properly cooked, but not cremated, is to test it with a reliable thermometer. Made in Britain by ETI, the SuperFast Thermapen™ thermometer is housed in a water resistant case that contains Biomaster which inhibits the growth of bacteria. Simply pull out the foldaway, stainless steel, penetration probe to take rapid temperature measurements in under four seconds. The Thermapen, priced at £46 excluding VAT and carriage, gives a precise read-out of temperature over the range of -49.9 to 299.9 °C with a high accuracy of ±0.4 °C and is available in 11 colours to help prevent cross-contamination. For further information visit www.etiltd.com or contact our sales office on 01903 202151.