“Leftover Food” Safety

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my family, friends and blogging friends!

Today I want to remind you about “Leftover Food” Safety. You survived all those hours baking for your loved ones. You do not want to ruin a perfect meal by storing the leftovers incorrectly allowing bacteria to grow on your food and making you sick.

First I want to stress the importance of keeping the food cold. How many of you put your food in the garage to keep it cold because you don’t have enough room in the refrigerator? This is fine as long as your inside garage temperature is below 41 degrees consistently. Don’t make the mistake of thinking if it’s 40 degrees outside then your garage is ok. My garage is 5-10 degrees warmer than the actual temperature outside.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Inspection Service at http://www.fsis.usda.gov (my source for the information below) we need to follow the guidelines below to keep bacteria from making us sick.








Categories: Cooking Tips


  1. Your advice for food safety should be read and understood by everyone who prepares and serves foodl Most food poisoning takes place in the home! Professional chefs take training in food safety and the dangers of pathogens. People who experience what they refer to as “24 hour flu” most like have had a brush with food poisoning.

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