Your party gathering is over and you have lots of food leftover. There are some important rules about leftovers that you need to follow to ensure food safety.
Leftovers can be kept for only 2-3 days in the refrigerator. After that, the risk of foodborne illness increases. If you don’t think you’ll be able to them within four days, freeze them immediately.
Take extra care during the holidays to ensure that people more susceptible to a foodborne illness (e.g., pregnant women, young children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems) do not get sick.
Avoid high-risk foods, such as raw or undercooked eggs, unpasteurized dairy products, raw fish or shellfish, and undercooked meat and poultry.
Preparing for a festive Veterans Day weekend? Veterans Day celebrations and events thanks living veterans for their service – and people will gather together outdoors and enjoy various food.
But, when eating outdoors, remember that bacteria be more prevalent – so make important food safety observations. Likewise, when preparing and cooking food, follow proper food safety procedures to prevent people from becoming sick.