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Remember  safety first with leftovers. If it looks strange, smells odd, tastes different . If in doubt Throw in Out.
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Food Safety

posted at 11/26/2010 7:04 AM EST
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Remember  safety first with leftovers. If it looks strange, smells odd, tastes different . If in doubt Throw in Out.

Re: Food Safety

posted at 11/26/2010 7:24 AM EST
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I am the test at my house. Always been good at picking up on bad food.
 
Good advice so we can celebrate  "HappyHolidays"

Re: Food Safety

posted at 11/26/2010 7:30 AM EST
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My husband is the tester in this house!  That man smells every thing, every time!!

Re: Food Safety

posted at 11/27/2010 9:22 PM EST
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Can't always tell by the smell though. Our bread is what seems to spoil the most and the quickest. Or at least it used to until we started leaving it in the freezer and just taking out a few pieces at a time and putting them in a gallon Ziploc bag. We don't eat a lot of bread anymore, so after a few days, it would start to mold, especially in the summer months when the heat and humidity get so high.
Seems like the frig always needs cleaning out from leftovers. We try to eat them up in a day or two.
I agree....better to be safe than sorry when it comes to leftover food!

Re: Food Safety

posted at 11/27/2010 9:39 PM EST
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I sometimes worry about this but, gee, I love leftovers.  Embarassed

Re: Food Safety

posted at 11/27/2010 10:40 PM EST
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Yes me too Nancy but at times I have forgotten something in the back of the refrig and it ends up getting tossed. Did not have leftovers this year since I had pizza for Thanksgiving but I did bake two pumpkin pies.

Re: Food Safety

posted at 11/28/2010 5:33 AM EST
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We do a pretty good job of cleaning u-p leftovers at our house, although I must say I made a pumpkin pie and we had a few slices of it and then left it out of the regrigerator.  Guess what-it got mold on it and we threw it out.  That was the major slip-up this Thanksgiving.

Re: Food Safety

posted at 11/28/2010 11:36 AM EST
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Oh, please don't judge by smell or taste!  Especially by taste!  If there is a doubt throw it out. 
Place items in shallow containers and refrigerate as soon as possible.  If you don't think you will use something within the next week toss it in the freezer, or just bite the bullet and toss it out now.
Much less expensive to toss out a bit of food than spend the money for an ER visit. Not to mention the time you may spend at home "praying to the porcelain god" rather than out shopping. Wink

Re: Food Safety

posted at 12/24/2010 4:09 PM EST
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Merry Christmas. Please remember Food Safety as you celebrate.

Re: Food Safety

posted at 12/24/2010 4:32 PM EST
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Merry Christmas Maxine, I keep my bread in the freezer, doesn't get used up quickly so use freezer. If I use the refrig it gets stale. Pie should be done by 5pm. Smells good. Can opener broke but worked at the can and got it open. At times like this wish I had an electric one but love the old fashion ones.

Re: Food Safety

posted at 12/31/2010 3:21 AM EST
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It is New Years Eve. Keep hot food hot and cold food cold.

Re: Food Safety

posted at 12/31/2010 5:24 AM EST
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Thank goodness we don't have a lot of leftovers.  My husband is the detective in our house when it comes to food.

Re: Food Safety

posted at 12/31/2010 5:56 AM EST
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For 2 1/2 yrs I worked as a caregiver for a dbl stroke survivor. Including her husband there were 4 of us providing her care. That meant 4 cooks in the kitchen and he didn't believe in expiration dates. With so many people preparing meals it was easy for food to be pushed to the back of the fridge, freezer or cabinet. The Monday afternoon gal didn't know when I had prepared the tuna salad. Finally I brought a Sharpie and started putting a date on everything that I opened or prepared.  Her husband finally agreed to a thorough search and toss session when he baked a cake and used baking powder that had expired nearly 9 yrs earlier. (I've had thicker pancakes than his cake lol) When the others finally followed my lead and started dating everything we noticed that Carol's tummy aches were fewer and far between.

Re: Food Safety

posted at 12/31/2010 9:34 AM EST
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I label food in the freezer with a date.  Ater a few days or so I try to toss leftover foods in the fridge.  After the holidays there is usally a heavier supply of leftovers.

Re: Food Safety

posted at 12/31/2010 10:29 AM EST
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good ideas shared, thanks for the tips

Re: Food Safety

posted at 1/1/2011 7:23 AM EST
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I have a problem with leftovers.    Too many! 
I try to be diligent about eating or freezing leftovers but too often I forget.
It hurts to toss out food - but it has to bedone.

Re: Food Safety

posted at 1/1/2011 9:09 AM EST
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Absolutely!! Better safe than sorry!

Re: Food Safety

posted at 1/3/2011 4:55 PM EST
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I took a course in Food Safety and I was surprised by what I have learned!  Cross contamination, re-heating food to the proper temp., storing foods and what to look for when eating at buffets.   It was very interesting!

Re: Food Safety

posted at 1/8/2011 11:24 PM EST
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If we have left overs and don't use it the next day, it goes into the freezer.  I also date and label everything that goes into the freezer.  I, too, keep bread in the freezer and take slices out when we need them.  The upstairs freezer from my fridge is used for some food and leftovers.  The large freezer downstairs has everything else that I purchase to stock up when it is on sale and I have coupons.

Re: Food Safety

posted at 1/9/2011 6:49 AM EST
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As partof your "FOOD SAFETY" plan; include cleanliness( your hands; cutting boards, countertops& utensils.
Do not cut fruit or salad veggies[ things you will eat raw]on the same surface orw/ sam eutensils asraw meat or poultry, w/o first cleansing all thoroughly.