Protecting You from Bad Leftovers

iPhone Application

When standing in front of the refrigerator and looking at all those containers of leftovers, the 4-day rule is a great guideline to follow for determining what is and isn’t safe to eat.

However, some food leftovers have different timelines that apply — some are safe for longer amounts of time, while some are safe for shorter amounts of time.

To help you determine what is safe or not, an Apple iPhone application is currently being developed to access multiple food categories with storage times for the refrigerator and freezer. Information about reheating the leftovers, as well as associated foodborne illnesses will also be included.

Use our 4-Day Throw Away app.

Do not return food to a container that has not been washed in hot soapy water and rinsed.

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