As you get ready for Easter dinner this weekend, Northern Health has some food preparation tips to keep in mind. Environmental Health Officer Neelam Hayer says studies have shown 31% of turkeys have tested positive for salmonella.

Hayer says to handle food properly to prevent the spread of bacteria. She says to properly thaw out a turkey, put it in a fridge and not room temperature. She says to also not wash the bird as splash water can carry bacteria.