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Record, Reporter Wednesday, Nov. 21,2001 16B County Environmental representatives recommend who prepare food observe tips for the holidays. , It ~mt, h hands and often Wash your hands with water before and after raw foods, and after handling pets. with a clean, singleuse People with cuts or on their hands not Work with food. Ughly clean all work sur- and dishes with hot, and rinse with hot wa- and after each use. tting boards and meat be washed thor- the dishwasher, for ex- using them for other Wash fruit and vegetables in clean sinks, and keep fruits and able. Change the water every vegetables away from raw meats, half-hour. poultry, eggs, fish and any other raw animal product. When tasting Cook foods to ~ t~zom- food, ladle a small amount of it into tutes a small dish and taste with a clean • Rinse the turkey thoroughly in spoon. Remove the dish and spoon cold water and drain well before from the area and clean when fin- cooking. ished. • Stuffing should be cooked sepa- rately. Turkey a.nd other poultry Refrigera!e foods promptly should be cooked to an internal tern- • Refrigerate or freeze turkey and perature of 180 degrees to kill other meats promptly after pur- pathogens that may be present, and chase. Prevent meat juices from the stuffing mustreach 165degrees. spilling on and contaminating other Always use a meat thermometer foods or surfaces, both at the mar- to ensure that meat is thoroughly ket and at home. The refrigerator cooked. To accurately measure the should be kept at 41 degrees Fahren- temperature, insert a thermometer her or colder, in the thickest part of the turkey • Thaw a frozen turkey inside the thigh, but not against the bone. refrigerator in its original wrap- Turkey meat is {horoughly cooked ping. Thawing a moderate-sized when the hip joint moves easily and turkey in this manner may take two the juices run clear--not pink. to four days. If time does not permit Steaks and roasts should be a gradual thaw, place the frozen cooked to at least 145 degrees, and turkey in a watertight wrapper and ground meat should be cooked to at immerse in cold--not hot or least l60degrees. warm --water until the meat is pli- • When leftovers are to be eaten hot, they should be heated to at been refrigerated for longer than least 165 degrees or until hot and four days, or leftover stuffing or steaming throughout, gravy that has been refrigerated for • Foods cooked or reheated in mi- longer than two days. If properly crowaves should be stirred or wrapped, leftover meat may be safe- turned occasionally to ensure that ly consumed after being frozen for all parts of the food are thoroughly one to three months. cooked. If using frozen meat, first • Keep all cream, custard, microwave the meat until it is com- meringue pies, and any other foods pletely thawed, then follow by cook- with custard filling refrigerated, ex- ing. If microwaving is not possible, cept when they are being served. then allow at least one-and-a-half times the usual cooking time to en- Information resources sure that the meat is sufficiently Resources for information on food cooked throughout, safety include the Federal Food and Drug Administration Food Informa- Rofdgerate leftovers tion and Seafood Hotline at (800) • Turkey should be refrigerated3324010; and the U.S. Department of two ways: 1) within two hours after Agriculture Meat and Poultry Hot- it is cooked, or 2) right after cook- line at (800) 535-4555. Consumers ing, the turkey should be deboned, . can also access the national Part- sliced or pulled into pieces no more nership for Food Safety Education's than 2-1/2 inches thick and refriger- "Fight BAC" (bacteria) Web page at ated in shallow containers. Store , In Plumas the meat, stuifmg and stock in sepa- County, call the Public Health Of- rate containers in the refrigerator fice at 283-6330 or 1-800-801-6330 or or freezer. Environmental Health at 283-6355. • Do not eat leftover meat that has from the Corn- SUpport Network Several fund-raisers the annual Commu- Dinner in the Hall. it fun, the volun- ar events: give away a 25" take people on a Indian Bingo, Tacos, and sell night foot- is on display Market, and it modern features, control with buttons, au- Channel program- close caption- nd others. to Colusa Indian II be scheduled as ~ugh people sign has yet to be 0r Monday night ordered by Nov. 23, with Nov. 26. from the fund- Will be used to pro- lnain course and Ill the children and to the Corn- SOmeone's porch, are 6 weeks 2 male. They )herd cross. Photo by/ ic a Hiojoee Sandra O'Connell and Marlene Mullen check out the features of the television their Community Support Network will he giving away at the Community Christmas Dinner Sunday, Dec. 16, in the Greenville Town Hall. The television is on display at Ever- green Market in Greenville. munity Christmas Dinner at noon Sunday, Dec. 16, in the Greenville Town Hall. Santa will be there, and as long as the childi'en do not feed him too many cookies, he might dance to live holi- day music. All children will be invited to form a choir and sing Christmas carols, as well. All elders are invited to be honored with hand-made HEAVY EQUIPMENT HAULING Their mother was dumped in the woods. Once found, she was brought to the shelt@ just in time to deliver 6 pups. Five females, 1 male--they are 3 weeks old. You can call if you're interested. The pups cannot leave for 3 more weeks. Mother is a pointer/spaniel cross. Riley is a wonderful dog. He is 7 years old and needs a home. He is an owner release due to a move. He loves kids, cats, and older folks. te at information call the Plumas County Shelter in Quincy at 283-3673. announcement brought to you by: NSFER SYSTEMS COoling & Refrigeration Specialist 64 Bresciani Lane, Quincy gifts at the dinner. Janice Davis, Anthea Smith, Tickets for the televisionJ.J. Gorbet, Sarah Moore, are available at the videoTiffani Miles, Janet Manes counlerin Evergreea Mar- andSabrinaMullen. ket, or from the following net- To order pizza, or for more work members: Marlene information, call Marlene Mullen, Sandra O'Connell, Mullenat~4-6866. EgtB I m mTS#al : Tmlm m..LC. ~n~ LiS SCHWAB R[VOLVING EDIT lull ORJ omum' Ammi'dMll. 78 CRESCENT ST. 283-1450 2385 MAIN ST. 257-88 lie The Taylorsville Town Fair and light parade ls this Satur- day, Nov. 24. Holiday and home crafts and gifts will be featured at the craft fair in the Taylorsville Mall from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A luncheon will be served by the Indian Valley 4-H Club during the fair. The Indian Valley Riding and Roping Club will be conducting a giveaway fund-raiser with prizes. fair Saturday There will also be games for children and a special booth where they can paint their own ornaments. By 5:30 p.m., floats, horse- drawn wagons, logging trucks and even a special sleigh will be lining up for the light parade on Main SWeet. For booth space, parade en- try or other town fair informa- tion, call Debbie Allen at 284- 7622. The third annual Plumas Community Hospice Benefit Concert is set for Sunday, Dec. 9, at 6:30 p.m. Held at the Town Hall The- atre in Quincy, the event fea- tures songs by Dr. Jeffrey Kep- pie. Kepple will be accompanied by David Holtister, drums; the Kepple Girls, vocals; Jonathon MacKenzie, bass; Joy MacKen- zie, vocals; and Johny McDon- ald, fiddle and cello. Special guest appearances feature David Huffman, and the Nightengales. Chmtce to help local kids The Plumas Crisis Interven- tion and Resource Center would like to remind you that you, too, can be an angel this year. PCIRC has joined together with Rite-Aid stores to bright- en the life of a child this Christmas seas0rb Choose an angel from the tree located at the Rite-Aid store, available Nov. 23, put- chase a gift for a child, and re- turn the gift, unwrapped, to the store. Plumas Crisis Inter- vention will see that all gifts are wrapped and delivered to the children by Christmas. The deadline for depositing gifts will be Dec. 20. For more,informal, con- tact Cath'y Rahmeyer at 283-5515, or visit their office at i 591 W. Main Street in Quincy. 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