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Food Myths Debunked #fightbac

I’m a little hesitant when eating leftovers. In my own fridge I only save things for 2-3 days MAX.

MYTH #1: “If I microwave food, the microwaves kill the bacteria, so the food is safe.”

I don’t understand how uneven heating temperatures and hot spots would make someone think that microwaving the crap out of a left over piece of chicken would suddenly make it a safe food product. Keeping your food at proper storage, thawing and cooking temperatures is the best way to start when in comes to keeping your food safe from bacteria and spoiling.

food myths @usdafoodsafety #fightbac

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  1. I’ll keep food up to a week LOL! My mother drives me crazy, though. She’ll keep food on the stove for 3 or 4 days, and THEN put it in the fridge. Oh, it drives me crazy.

  2. I gasped when I read ^ her comment I won’t leave prepared food out longer than an hour, and I usually keep leftover for just one day. I guess I can stop washing ‘pre washed’ greens lol I’m such a germaphobe.

  3. My motto is:

    When in doubt, throw it out!

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