Western Leader : November 23rd 2010
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As a specialist clinic, we offer all for ms of treatment including an onsite hospital. * Fully licensed and Southern Cross Affliated Phone 09 444-5858 or visit: www.veins.co.nz 3147098AR Health& well-beingAdvertising Feature & Business enterprise Advertising Feature Price warrior: Clearance items from leading brands. Christmas goodies -- rock bottom prices! Are you worried about spending too much on Christmas presents? Don t be. Great gifts don t have to cost much at all -- not if you shop at Reduced to Clear. Located near K-Mart in Waitakere s Mega Centre, Reduced to Clear is New Zealand s number one grocery clearance outlet and offers an excellent selection of clearance items from leading brands, most of which are discounted by a 50-70 percent! We make Christmas treats affordable, says owner Sean Hill when asked why shoppers should visit his store. Indeed, Reduced to Clear has benefit- ted thousands of customers who like to shop here to avoid being stung by high prices. Now you can bring back the glow of Christmas even after the GST hike. While it s in the area of groceries that Reduced to Clear has been making waves, it specialises in Christmas-style gifts for all occasions such as cor- porate affairs, giveaways and parties. As we approach Christmas, Reduced to Clear has you covered with a huge range of quality products. There are tonnes of products that are ideal for gift hampers -- chocolates, confectionery, chips, nuts and biscuits and snacks. And a big range of women s beauty products such as moisturisers, face creams, shampoos and body washes. You can create your own gift baskets by throwing in some choice dips, sauces and preserves. If you pick well, you can get a great assortment for less than $15. Kids aren t left out either. There s a good range of toys for you to fill those Christmas stockings. As well as a big grocery range, you can stock up on household cleaning products, detergents, kids lunches, energy drinks and juice. Price are so low, customers often buy in bulk. Reduced to Clear even offers a 100 percent money back guarantee if you re not happy with any of the products you buy. They are located at 5 Vitasovich Ave, near K-Mart at Waitakere Mega Centre. Open 9am-6pm seven days a week. Website www.reduced toclear.co.nz. It s safer to be cool around food As summer heats up the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) is encouraging people to be cool about food safety in the wake of a new study that shows three out of four Kiwi fridges are not running at the recommended cool temperature range of 2-4C to keep food safe. NZFSA microbiology principal advisor Roger Cook says keeping your fridge suitably cool is important not only to maintain the expected quality of the food, but also to help prevent harmful foodborne bacteria from growing as most cannot grow at low refriger- ation levels. The study -- commissioned by NZFSA for this year s FoodSmart Week -- was carried out in 158 households. Participants recorded the temperature in the middle and near the door hinge of their fridge every morning and evening for a week. At the start of the week only a quarter of fridges were in the recommended range of 2-4C, while 72 percent were too warm (36 percent at 4-6C and 36 percent were over 6C). Participants were prompted to adjust the fridge control if the temperature was not in the recom- mended range. Of those surveyed who made an adjustment, 77 percent were successful in moving the temperature to the 2-4C range. Not surprisingly, older fridges were over- represented in the plus 6C category. A third of the fridges in this category were more than 20 years old. Also, fridges with seals that were in poor condition were twice as likely to be over 6C as fridges that had good seals. Mr Cook recommends checking the temperature by putting a thermometer into a glass of water kept in the fridge. This is because a built-in thermometer will measure the air temperature, which is likely to change whenever the door is opened and when new food is put into the fridge. For best results the container needs to be sitting on the middle shelf of the unit for more than two hours, which will enable you to get an accurate reading, he says. He adds that even though bacteria and fungi don t like the cold, some will still grow slowly and many will survive on fridge surfaces and contaminate food where they can then grow. Anything in your fridge with an expired use by date should be thrown out as it could be unsafe to eat and leftovers should only be kept for a few days before being thrown away or reheated until piping hot before being eaten.
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