Advertisement

How long can Thanksgiving leftovers last?

The CDC has recalled and issued warnings about romaine lettuce, turkey products and more.
The CDC has recalled and issued warnings about romaine lettuce, turkey products and more.(WOWT)
Published: Nov. 28, 2019 at 3:07 PM EST
Email this link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

Thanksgiving leftovers is everyone's favorite part of holiday. Liz Weinandy, a registered dietitian at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has a few tips when it comes to preserving leftovers.

When reheating leftovers, move food out of plastic containers even if they are BPA-free. The plastic can burn and chemicals can leach into your food.

Refrigerate leftovers no later than two hours after serving it. Put in shallow storage containers that are two-inches tall or less so it can cool down quickly.

Discard stuffing and gravy within one to two days. Due to the moisture and high temperature, they can easily be a breeding ground for bacteria.

Don't eat turkey well into Christmas. Turkey should only be saved in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Copyright 2019 WILX. All rights reserved.

Latest News

Latest News