DHS warns you of turkeys

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yObDuYTfudY]
Washington Examiner:  The Department of Homeland Security is taking any threat seriously during the Thanksgiving holiday, including the ominous threat to our national security posed by turkey fryers.
“How dangerous can turkey fryers be?” asks a warming issued on the official DHS Twitter account. “Make sure the turkey is completely thawed before placing in a fryer, or this may happen.”  The department linked to a videohighlighting the dangers of deep frying a turkey (above).
“Use turkey fryers outdoors at a safe distance from buildings.” the DHS tweeted, “Never use turkey fryers in a garage or on a wooden deck.”
DHS has other safety tips here for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
DHS, working hard to protect you.  Remember, if you see something, say a turkey fire, say something!
DCG

Please follow and like us:

Share and Enjoy !

0Shares
0 0
 
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
10 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
tina
9 years ago

yes! by all means,call Janet Napolitano if you have a turkey fire. LOL!

Dr. Eowyn
Admin
9 years ago

A FOTM reader posted this comment on our Facebook page:
“”Just a FYI in case you hadn’t heard. All Butterball whole bird turkeys are Halal compliant, and this fact is not stated on the label. I called the company to tell them that I was returning my turkey to Wal-Mart tomorrow, and would not ever buy a Butterball again. The phone number on my label is 1-800-288-8372. I think the Butterball company not stating this fact on the labels is deceitful!”
“Halal complaint” means food seen as permissible according to Islamic law.

DCG
DCG
9 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

I had heard that too. Many people on Twitter are ticked off. Don’t think I’d buy one either.

Dr. Eowyn
Admin
9 years ago
Reply to  DCG

Here’s a WND article on halal compliant turkeys being sold in U.S.: https://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.printable&pageId=370177
Of concern is this: Christians are warned to “Stay away from food that has been offered to idols….” (Acts 15:20) Turkeys that are halal compliant may be just that, because they’ve been “blessed” in the name of Allah.
I’m glad I’m vegetarian!

Dave
Editor
9 years ago

Frying a turkey is dangerous, but I don’t think it warrants the involvement of Janet “Reno II” Himmler. LOL – You can be sure the EPA is not going to like how I’m cooking my turkey tomorrow evening (I always cook mine the night before). I’ll inject it with about 1 cup of white wine with a teaspoon of sea salt dissolved in it, let it sit for about an hour, coat it with olive oil, course sea salt and fresh-ground pepper, then put it on one of my Weber kettle grills set up for indirect cooking (Webers are like… Read more »

tina
9 years ago
Reply to  Dave

that sounds sooo good Dave! yum.

Traci Lee Sommerville
9 years ago

I heard about the halal Butterballs, and it disturbs me greatly. Love the Lynchburg reference as well. But I’m confused. Is Underwriters Laboratories, who made this video, part of DHS for real? Because they are listed as an independent not for profit org. Did I miss something? Please fill me in, I’m not being silly, I really don’t know about that.

igor
igor
9 years ago

obama is a turkey. thanks for the heads up on butterball but we get a fresh turkey every year along with a goose and the ham we started on last night.