Protecting You from Bad Leftovers


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Safe Food

  • Iowa State University Extension Specialists provide resources for consumers, foodservice operators, students and educators to access research-based, unbiased information on food safety and quality.

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Containers from margarine, whipped toppings, etc. are not intended for reuse.

Trashing Myths