News Tips for Easter dinner safety SHARE ON: Ted Andrew, staff Friday, Apr. 18th, 2014 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. //hqprincegeorge.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/EASTER-DINNER-SAFETY-1.wav 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.