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Holiday Food Safety Guidelines

How Long Can Your Turkey Safely Stay On The Table — And The Leftovers In The Fridge?

Once Your Bird Is Cooked, Does It Matter How Long You Leave It Out? It definitely matters – and the clock starts ticking as soon as the bird comes out of the oven, fryer, or off the grill. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the number of reported cases of food borne illness (food […]

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How Long Can Your Turkey Safely Stay On The Table — And The Leftovers In The Fridge?

The big meal is over and the back and forth to the kitchen for leftovers begins. We all know that leftovers can really bump up the holiday calories, but how do you tell if the leftovers are actually safe to eat? Once Your Bird Is Cooked, Does It Matter How Long You Leave It Out? […]

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How Long Can Your Roasted Turkey Safely Stay On The Table — And The Leftovers In The Fridge?

Once Your Bird Is Cooked, Does It Matter How Long You Leave It Out? It definitely matters – and the clock starts ticking as soon as the bird comes out of the oven, fryer, or off the grill. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the number of reported cases of food borne illness (food […]

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Leftovers: How Long Before You Have To Toss Them?

When you open your refrigerator door, what do you see? A bunch of random takeout boxes? Wait – there’s a couple of storage containers all the way in the back, too. Wonder what’s in them? Open them up. Container #1: the leftover takeout moo shu pork from five days ago. Kind of a nasty odor.  […]

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Leftovers Will Defeat The Best Laid Diet Plans

You open the fridge door right after the holiday party and what do you see?  Leftover pie, cake, stuffing, turkey, ham, potatoes, lasagna, pizza – you name it. With all of that tempting stuff staring at you, how can you possibly not nibble away? The best laid plans have been defeated by left over stuffing […]

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How Long Can Your Turkey Safely Stay On The Table — And In The Fridge?

How Do Turkeys Cross The Road? Where I live, I often have to stop my car and wait for the wild turkeys to cross the road.  I’m not kidding.  They start climbing over a stone wall from a wooded area one after another.  Gorgeous, they’re not.   And they don’t cross in a timely fashion, either.  […]

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Is Food In The Refrigerator And Freezer Safe To Eat After A Power Failure?

The power is out all over town. Hurricane Irene has downed power lines up and down the East Coast and I’m sure many of you are wondering what to do with all that food in your fridge and freezer. From numerous past experiences I know that one of the challenges in the aftermath of a […]

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How Long Can Your Thanksgiving Turkey Safely Stay On The Table — And In The Fridge?

How Do Turkeys Cross The Road? Where I live, I often have to stop my car and wait for the wild turkeys to cross the road.  I’m not kidding.  They start climbing over a stone wall from a wooded area one after another.  Gorgeous, they’re not.   And they don’t cross in a timely fashion, either.  […]

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When do you toss the leftover Pad Thai (or lasagna) that’s in the fridge?

You Are Hungry! You’re standing in front of your open refrigerator. A container here and a container there. Move them around. Wow. A Tupperware all the way in the back. Wonder what’s in it. Take a peek. Container #1: the leftover take-out Pad Thai from five days ago. Container #2: the rest of your lasagna […]

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