By Lisa Sigell

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Ever had food poisoning? Trust us, it’s not pretty.

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CBS2 and KCAL9 Health reporter Lisa Sigell spoke to the people at Whole Foods Market for tips on how to keep your guests happy and healthy — and not having them have to race to the ER.

These are their tips to stay safe:

• Use different cutting boards for raw meat, cooked meat and veggies

• Use a meat thermometer to take the internal temperature of the meat – the temperature of your turkey should be a minimum of 165 F

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• If you plan to stuff the turkey, take the temperature of the stuffing as well – stuffing should reach the same internal temperature of your turkey, 165 F

•  If you’re serving food buffet style leave it out for no more than four hours

• Proper storage off food – use air tight containers

• Food will last for 3-4 days in the refrigerator

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And finally, if you don’t feel like cooking dinner, let Whole Foods do it. Click here to find out how.