Here are some safety rules to follow for leftovers:

  • Place in the refrigerator within 2 hours after being served to the table.
  • If it has been left out on the table for greater than 4 hours since serving, throw it out and do not consume.
  • Don’t eat cold leftovers. Reheat to steaming hot before eating.
  • Keep leftovers for no longer than three days and then throw out.