7% of People Are Still Eating Thanksgiving Leftovers, But Food Scientists Say We Should Wrap It Up

It’s been four days since Thanksgiving, and lots of people STILL have leftovers in the fridge.

In a new poll, 7% of people say they’re STILL eating leftovers . . . but food scientists say you should wrap it up TODAY.

Put together one last meal, or pack it up in the freezer . . . but everything else should be tossed after today.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service recommends throwing out refrigerated leftovers after three to four days.  If they’re kept in the freezer, they can stay good for three to four months.

There IS some flexibility, depending on the type of food.  But be careful.  The “smell-test” isn’t 100% reliable, and you shouldn’t push anything with meat and dairy.  Also, Thanksgiving dishes may spoil faster than other leftovers because the food sits out longer than a typical meal.

(Scientific American)