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BEST MARKET IS OPEN...HARTSDALE FIRE DEPARTMENT SPONSORS OPERATION CANDY CANE
Release Date: November 20, 2015
Best Market is open. They took over the space that Mrs.Greens previously on Central Ave . Best Market is a family-owned, community-oriented company that promotes healthy eating in the areas where their customers and team members live and work. We look forward to having them as good neighbors.
For more information about our grand opening, store hours, amenities and more please visit us at bestmarket.com
SERVE A TASTY TURKEY, NOT SALMONELLA THIS THANKSGIVING
Westchester County Health Department offers tips for safe holiday cooking
Don’t wing it – follow expert advice from the health department to safely prepare and cook your Thanksgiving feast and avoid food borne illnesses.
“When you’re rushing to get a big holiday meal on the table, it’s easy to make a mistake or take a shortcut that could cause your guests to become ill,” said Sherlita Amler, MD, Commissioner of Health. “Follow our safe food handling and cooking tips so that your guests will remember their visit and the meal for all the right reasons.”
Frequent hand washing by the chef is essential to safe food handling.
“Thoroughly wash your hands after you touch raw poultry and before you handle any ready to serve foods,” said Peter DeLucia, Assistant Commissioner of Public Health Protection. “Follow these six tips and you’ll be sure to serve a safe and healthy holiday meal.”
- Thaw - Never defrost a turkey by leaving it out at room temperature. Frozen turkeys must be thawed in the refrigerator. Allow 24 hours for every 4 to 5 pounds. To eliminate any chance of cross contamination, don’t place a thawing turkey or any raw meat (even if commercially wrapped) in a spot where it could drip on any ready to serve foods such as fresh fruit or vegetables that will not be cooked before serving.
- Separate and Prepare - Bacteria on raw poultry can contaminate your hands, utensils, and work surfaces as you prepare the turkey. Use a separate cutting board for all raw meat and poultry preparation. Keep raw turkey away from vegetables and side dishes that will not be cooked. When preparing food, wash hands, surfaces, and utensils often with hot, soapy water to avoid spreading harmful bacteria.
- Stuff - To avoid undercooked stuffing that can cause a food borne illness, bake stuffing separately in a shallow pan, where it can quickly reach 165°F. Many food borne outbreaks have been caused by stuffed, roasted turkey. This occurs because it takes a long time for heat to penetrate deep into the cavity so bacteria can survive inside the bird. If you must stuff the turkey, do it immediately before placing in the oven.
- Cook -Turkeys should be cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 165°F. How long it will take depends on oven temperature, temperature fluctuation and turkey weight. The safest way to be sure the bird is fully cooked is to use a 0 to 220 degree probe thermometer to check the turkey’s internal temperature by inserting the probe thermometer deep into the turkey’s thigh. If you do decide to stuff your turkey, check the internal temperature of the stuffing as well; it should also be at least 165 degrees.
- Properly Cool Leftovers - Improper cooling practices are one of the most frequent causes of food borne illness. Leftover turkey, stuffing and other items should be refrigerated within two hours from the time you remove the turkey from the oven. Soups and stocks should be cooled in the refrigerator, uncovered in shallow pans. They can then be transferred to large covered vessels after reaching refrigerator temperature. Be sure not to pack your refrigerator so tightly that the cool air can’t circulate. Avoid filling containers with food deeper than four inches and then stacking multiple containers on top of each other. Once the food is cooled to less than 45°F, it is safe to stack.
- Reheat – Leftovers, including turkey meat, stuffing and stock should be reheated to at least 165°F before serving. (Make sure to use your metal stem probe thermometer to check.)
For more food preparation safety tips, go to www.westchestergov.com/health, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wchealthdept or follow us on Twitter @wchealthdept. The health department can be reached at (914) 813-5000.
The Hartsdale Fire Department is proud to announce their First Annual Operation Candy Cane, which will take place on Saturday December 12, 2015, from 9:00am – 3:00pm. The Hartsdale Professional Firefighters will spread holiday cheer by escorting their jolly Santa Claus and his helpful and friendly elves around the Hartsdale Fire District in a fire engine handing out candy canes to all attending children. A full list of all locations and times where we will be stopping is attached below. Since this is our inaugural candy cane run, please allow for some flexibility with our estimated arrival times. Also, due to safety concerns, we ask that all children are at the designated locations approximately 10 minutes prior to arrival times to avoid children running near the fire trucks. In the event of inclement weather, the candy cane run will take place on Sunday December 13, 2015. For more information regarding Operation Candy Cane, updates, cancelations and rain dates, or for interesting information about the Hartsdale Fire Department’s services, news, activities, fire safety and prevention please check out our website at hartsdalefire.org.
We want to wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday season!
9:00 HARTSDALE TRAIN STATION
9:15 ROCKLEDGE CIRCLE / ROCKLEDGE ROAD
9:22 EAST HARTSDALE / CATERSON TERRACE
9:29 MERCER AVE / FINDLAY AVE
9:36 LAKEVIEW AVE / MAPLE STREET
9:43 CORNELL DR / PRINCETON DR
9:50 HARVARD DR / DYCKMAN PL
9:57 200 HIGH POINT DR
10:04 IFO 15 FIELDSTONE DR
10:11 BRIAR CLOSE / COLONY DR
10:18 IFO 125 N. WASHINGTON
10:25 75 WEST HARTSDALE, “THE HAMLET”
10:32 PINEWOOD RD / WILDWOOD RD
10:39 HOMEWOOD CT
10:46 WOOD PL / MAPLEWOOD RD
10:53 WOODS END RD / WOODS END LN
11:00 DOGWOOD / STONE OAKS DR
11:07 SHAW PL / SPENCER CT
11:14 STEVENSON AVE / POE ST
11:21 TENNYSON ST / HOLMES AVE
11:28 HOLMES AVE / BURNS ST
12:35 BARBARA LN / JEAN LN
12:42 CROSSWAY / DUNHAM RD
12:49 SHERBROOKE / BURKEWOOD RD
12:56 SOUTHERN RD / HOWARD PL
1:05 JOYCE RD / SINCLAIR PL
1:12 BENJAMIN CT
1:35 DEER HILL LN
1:42 ROCHAMBEAU DR / CROSS HILL RD
1:52 HAWTHORNE WAY / PARET LN
2:00 BARNABY LN – CUL DE SAC
2:07 RICHARD TERRACE / BIRCHWOOD LN
2:15 MARION WOODS
2:40 SOUTH CENTRAL AVE / SOUTH WASHINGTON
2:50 KEATING PL / MARION AVE