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Tips: Keeping Thanksgiving leftovers from going bad

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What's better than Thanksgiving dinner? Thanksgiving leftovers.

The USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline has tips to make sure you don't get sick from bad food.

  • Make sure food doesn't sit out for longer than two hours. Refrigerate ASAP.
  • Keep food cool when traveling home with leftovers.
  • Store food in smaller containers to prevent bacteria from growing.
  • Reheat leftover turkey to at least 165 degrees.

Fore more information on handling next-day Thanksgiving food, visit www.foodsafety.gov.

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