food safety http://wxpr.org en Food Safety Reminders From Local Health Officials http://wxpr.org/post/food-safety-reminders-local-health-officials <p>Preparing a Thanksgiving meal can be a big production, and so can following proper food safety procedures. &nbsp;</p><p>WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski spoke with Oneida County Health Department Sanitarian Jody McKinney to find out how to minimize risk of food poisoning…from things like salmonella.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>TAG: That’s Jody McKinney, Sanitarian for the Oneida County Health Department.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11058 at http://wxpr.org Food Safety Reminders From Local Health Officials Don't Forget to Thaw the Turkey http://wxpr.org/post/dont-forget-thaw-turkey <p>If you’re planning to cook a big turkey this Thanksgiving, you may need to start thawing it this weekend.&nbsp;</p><p>Oneida County Health Department Sanitarian Jody McKinney says the best way to thaw a frozen turkey is in the fridge, but you have to allow one day of thawing for every five pounds of turkey.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“Therefore if you’re going to serve a large turkey approximately 20 pounds, plan at least four to five days in the refrigerator for thawing.”&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:46:40 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11053 at http://wxpr.org Don't Forget to Thaw the Turkey