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Health Tip: Tossing Leftover Food
A timeline of when food tends to go bad
-- Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Leftovers can only last so long before they're at risk for spoiling.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these guidelines for storing food:

  • Cooked turkey that has been properly refrigerated should be eaten within four days; gravy and stuffing within a day or two.
  • Three or four days is best for cooked vegetables and casseroles.
  • While cheesecake may last for seven days, fruit and cream pies should be eaten within two to three days.
  • No matter how many days it's been, toss any food that you aren't sure is safe.
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