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Throw Out Your Leftovers Day

Depending on the year, Thanksgiving Day may have been days ago, and today is the day when leftovers are to be thrown out. After about three or four days, the chance of bacteria growing on food greatly increases, which can lead to food poisoning. Food may look fine, but bacteria is sneaky, and you may not even see or taste that it's there. Hopefully since Thanksgiving you have been properly caring for and reheating your food. As a general rule, never leave food out for more than two hours at room temperature, because bacteria can begin growing on it. If it is above 90 degrees, don't let the food sit out for more than an hour. When reheating leftovers, make sure to use something that will get its temperature up to 165 degrees, such as a stove, oven, or microwave; don't use a slow cooker or chafing dish.

How to Observe

You've had a few chances to eat leftovers from Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Day has passed, and Turkey Leftover Day was yesterday. You are out of time! Throw out your leftovers!

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