foodborne illness http://wxpr.org en 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