Health and nutrition experts are reminding families to not let food poisoning spoil holiday celebrations. In the midst of parties and big dinners, safe food practices can easily be overlooked. Food safety tips include keeping hot things hot and cold things col, and washing hands and kitchen surfaces frequently. University of Illinois Extension educator Laura Barr also advises not leaving food sitting our for more than two hours.
Turkey and stuffing leftovers are only good for two to three days, and cooked vegetables will last about three to four days. In addition, raw foods should be kept away from cooked foods to avoid cross contamination.