Chinese food leftovers are safe when stored in the refrigerator for up to four days. After four days, throw the leftovers out to prevent the risk of foodborne illness. Additionally, it is important to refrigerate leftove... More » Food Food Storage

Perishable foods can be stored safely in the refrigerator for different lengths of time depending on the food, and that can be anywhere from one day to two weeks, according to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.... More » Food Food Storage

Contrary to popular belief, leftover food should be reheated only once. Reheating food more than once increases the risk of bacteria multiplying on the food, which leads to a greater potential for food poisoning. More » Food Food Facts
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