Protect yourself from bad leftovers!
When standing in front of the refrigerator and looking at all those containers, remember that leftovers that still look good may not be safe to eat. Temperature and time help bacteria to grow, which can lead to foodborne illnesses — and look, smell and taste can not accurately tell you if a leftover is OK to eat.
That’s why the 4-day rule is a great guideline to follow for determining what is and isn’t safe to eat. Some food leftovers are safe for longer amounts of time, while some are safe for shorter amounts of time.
Watch as #4 steps in to confront people ready to break the four-day guideline on throwing away leftovers!
- Storage Times for the Refrigerator and Freezer
- Power Outages
- Food Spoilage Chart
- Shelf Life of Food
- When the Home Freezer Stops
Tips for handling food when your home freezer stops. Includes tips on which foods are safe to refreeze and which foods are not.
- Emergency Preparedness
- Plan the use of leftovers