Health Tip: Pack Your Holiday Leftovers
(HealthDay News) -- When packing up your holiday leftovers, make
sure they're properly stored to prevent foodborne illness.
The American Dietetic Association offers these suggestions for
safe storage of your holiday leftovers:
- Make sure all storage containers are airtight and shallow.
- Place all leftovers in the refrigerator within two hours of
- Pull turkey off the bone and package it separately from
stuffing and gravy.
- Eat refrigerated turkey, casseroles or cooked vegetables within
three or four days; eat stuffing or gravy within one or two
- Eat pies made with cream or fruit within two or three days;
cheesecake within seven days.
- Make sure leftovers are reheated to 165 degrees
- If in doubt, throw it out.
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