Undated (WXOW) - Part of the fun of the Holidays is eating the big family meal and enjoying the left overs. However, food poisoning could be lurking in your fridge.
Following some simple rules can keep your food safe. For starters, make sure you don't leave leftovers sitting out longer than two hours and you want to make sure you chill it appropriately as well. Whether that's the turkey or a casserole, get it into the refrigerator quickly to keep bad bacteria from multiplying.
The temperature of your refrigerator should be set below 40 degrees to ensure that the food will stay safe. You may want to get a thermometer if your frig does not have one.
When it's time to reheat the leftovers, bring the temperature back up to the level needed when cooked the first time.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says you should eat the leftovers within 3 to 4 days.
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