Not sure how long to keep leftovers in the fridge?

Miscalculating this information can be a formula for foodborne illness! Before you reheat and eat, refer to the Refrigerator Calculator to make sure your leftovers add up to a safe meal.

REFRIGERATOR CALCULATOR

DO YOUR LEFTOVERS ADD UP TO A SAFE MEAL?

MEAT

Cooked ground beef/turkey = 2-3 days

Deli meat = 2-3 days

Cooked pork = 3-4 days

Cooked Poultry = 3-4 days

Cooked beef, bison, lamb = 3-4 days

SOUPS & CHILI

Chili with meat = 2-3 days

Chili without meat = 3-4 days

Soup/Stew = 3-4 days

DESSERT

Cream pie = 3-4 days

Fruit Pie = 3-4 days

Pastries = 7 days

Cake = 7 days

Cheesecake = 7 days

SEAFOOD

Raw (e.g. sushi or sashimi) = Must consume on day of purchase

Cooked = 2 days

SIDE DISHES

Salad mixed greens = 1-2 days

Fresh Vegetables = 1-2 days

Pasta or potato salad = 2-3 days

Deviled Egg = 2-3 days

Potato (any style) = 3-4 days

Cooked vegetables 3-4 days

Hard-boiled egg = 7 days

OTHER ENTREES

Pizza = 1-2 days

Pasta/rice = 1-2 days

Casserole = 3-4 days

A simple equation for Home Food Safety always includes these four constants:

Wash Hands often

Keep raw meats and ready-to-eat foods separate

Cook to proper internal temperature (leftovers = 165° F)

Refrigerate foods separate

WHEN IN DOUBT,
THOW IT OUT

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