- Hey leftover lovers, here's some useful information you need to know.
- Holiday’s leftovers are the best part of Thanksgiving, right?! However, you can't eat the turkey for a couple of days.
- The USDA says cooked leftovers should be quickly stored in shallow containers and placed in a refrigerator or freezer for rapid cooling. Consumers should only eat refrigerated leftovers for three to four days.
- After that, they recommend throwing it out.
- "A general rule of thumb for refrigerator storage for cooked leftovers is 4 days; raw poultry and ground meats, 1 to 2 days," the USDA said.
- Food refrigerated for too long risks growing spoilage bacteria. Also, food left out at room temperature for more than two hours should also be thrown out.
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