'Tis the week for holiday leftovers.
Not sure how long you can safely keep the Thanksgiving bird in the fridge?
Registered dietitian Leslie Beck tells the Globe and Mail that most leftovers can be stored safely in the fridge for three to four days — as long as they’re stored properly.
To keep foods safe, make sure your fridge temperature is set at 4°C or colder.
Bacteria flourishes within the temperature range of 4°C to 60°C, so Beck recommends storing leftovers in the fridge in airtight containers or packaging them within two hours of taking the food out of the oven.
Health Canada advises Canadians to store different types of leftovers separately, and to use clean containers or leak-proof plastic bags to prevent cross-contamination.
And, yes, you can put hot foods directly in the refrigerator, just divide them into smaller portions and shallow containers so they’ll cool quickly.
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