An expert at the Madison County Health Department is reminding you to not let food poisoning spoil your holiday celebrations.  In the midst of parties and big dinners, safe food practices can easily be overlooked.  Food safety tips include keeping hot things hot and cold things cold, and washing hands and kitchen surfaces frequently.

Madison County Health Department Promotions Manager Amy Yeager tells The Big Z you shouldn't leave food sitting out for more than two hours.

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Turkey and stuffing leftovers are only good for two or three days, and cooked vegetables will last about three to four days.  In addition, raw foods should be kept away from cooked foods to avoid cross-contamination.


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