Anything left at room temperature for more than two hours should be thrown away, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Leftovers should be refrigerated promptly.
Need a little help from your smartphone? Try this free app for iPhones and Androids from the academy. The app, Is My Food Safe?, offers a food storage guide, safe cooking temperatures and advice from registered dietitians.
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