Manage your take-out leftovers safely.
Your refrigerator is your family’s critical appliance at this time.
These tips will help you manage your food
for safety and to avoid food waste:
- Store leftovers in shallow containers with lids.
- Leftover prepared foods (such as take-out meals) can be kept in your fridge for 3 to 4 days.
- Reheat and eat leftovers or freeze them within 4 days.
- Reheat leftovers to 165 °F as measured by a food thermometer.
Safe handling of leftovers will protect your family from food poisoning.