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Tips for storing, eating Thanksgiving leftovers


(WGEM) - After your big Thanksgiving feast, you're bound to have leftovers.

And, if you don't put them away properly, you could make your family sick.

Adams County Health Officials say if you leave your Thanksgiving food out too long, bacteria can start to grow.

To prevent the risk of food-borne illness, put your leftovers in the refrigerator at least two hours after its served.

When you reheat leftovers, reheat them until they're hot and steaming.

Use a thermometer to make sure food is at 165 degrees.

Also, Thanksgiving leftovers should be eaten within 3-4 days.

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