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November 1999 Issue

Be Sure Bacteria Aren't Lurking in the Leftovers

Q. Every Thanksgiving I roast an extra large turkey so I'll have plenty of leftovers. With all the recent food safety scares, I'm worried. Is it still safe to eat leftovers?A. Yes, depending on how well you cooked the turkey to begin with. For most people, leftovers are the best part of Thanksgiving. But proper handling —before, during and after cooking—is essential for keeping unwanted microbial guests from ruining your holiday. Researchers from

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