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By Vicki Hayman
UW Extension Food and Nutrition Educator 

Keep Thanksgiving leftovers safe


November 26, 2020

For many people, enjoying leftovers in the days following Thanksgiving is as integral a part of the beloved holiday. 

Leftovers need to be correctly handled. Here are answers to Thanksgiving leftover questions, which will keep your Thanksgiving feast leftovers as safe as they are delicious!

How long can you leave your Thanksgiving dinner on the table before running the risk of it spoiling? The danger zone, where harmful bacteria multiply the fastest, is between 41 and 135°F. If you are keeping some dishes hot while you wait for the turkey to be done or guests to arrive, the heat must be h...

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