Follow the 2:4 Rule for Leftovers

March 23, 2012 | By | Comments (14)

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Leftovers can be a lifesaver on a night packed with sports practices and PTA meetings. But that teriyaki chicken can spoil faster than you realize. To make sure your family isn’t eating anything past it’s prime, follow the 2:4 rule for leftovers.

2: Don’t let leftovers sit out on the counter at room temperature for more than 2 hours.

4: Any uneaten leftovers should be tossed after 4 days.

Learn more food safety tips and rules in our Ultimate Food-Storage Guide.