Thanksgiving marks the biggest and best family-style meal of the year, which means shared dishes, buffet-level spreads, and passing platters of potatoes and baskets of bread around the table. The holiday’s culinary treats offer plenty of temptation, but behind even the best meal lurk some serious health risks. Bacteria and germs are invisible threats that can make you, your family, and your guests extremely sick if you’re not careful about how you handle and prepare your Thanksgiving fare. When cooking for a large number of people (or even a small group), make sure that food is prepared safely. To protect you and your guests from potential foodborne illness this holiday, follow these food safety tips from NPHIC.