Be careful with holiday party leftovers

When the party is over, be sure the leftover food gets packed up and stored properly right away. Don’t leave things sit out on the counter for too long. Temperatures between 40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit allow bacteria (germs) to grow rapidly in food, so keep leftovers out of this “temperature danger zone.”

To keep your family safe, follow these tips:

CLEAN – Wash hands and surfaces often.
SEPARATE – Don’t cross contaminate!
COOK – Cook to proper temperatures.
CHILL – Refrigerate promptly!

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