Tips for keeping leftovers safe this Thanksgiving

It’s that time of the year! The holidays are upon us. A time when our thoughts turn to family, friends, celebrations, holiday feasts, and yes…leftovers!

Holiday meal leftovers can be just as delectable as the original feast. The challenge is after dinner, guarding against “left-out leftovers”. It requires special attention to safe food handling.

Even if you have followed all the food safety recommendation, the potential for food-borne illness can still exist. Bacteria that causes foodborne illnesses grow rapidly at room temperature and above.

In the holiday frenzy, basic principles can often b...