Do you know how to handle left-over foods?

How do I properly handle leftover food?

When you’re handling leftovers:

·         Divide large amounts of leftovers into small, shallow containers for quick cooling in the refrigerator.

·         Do not pack your fridge - cool air must circulate to keep food safe.

·         Remove stuffing from stuffed poultry or meats and refrigerate it in a separate container.

·         Heat other leftovers thoroughly to 74°C (165°F).

·         Bring leftover sauces, soups and gravy to a boil.

·         Microwave leftovers with an approved lid or plastic wrap for thorough heating.

·         Never taste food that looks or smells strange.

·         If you’re not sure how long food’s been in your fridge it’s best to follow the ‘when in doubt throw it out’ rule.