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Food Safety for Moms-to-Be
Prevention — Step 4
- Refrigerate leftovers immediately
- Don’t leave perishables unrefrigerated more than 2 hours
At room temperature, harmful bacteria in food grow rapidly. And, the more bacteria there are, the greater chances of you becoming sick.
Cold temperatures keep most harmful bacteria from multiplying.
So, refrigerate leftovers immediately and don’t leave perishables (foods that can spoil or become contaminated by bacteria) unrefrigerated for more than 2 hours. Actually, that’s the 2-Hour Rule: (Show 2-Hour Rule!)
Discard any perishable foods that have been left out at room temperature for more than two hours. Also in my bag of goodies is a cool “Refrigerator and Freezer Storage” chart that shows you how to safely store foods at home. Everyone will receive one at the end of this presentation.
Those are the 4 simple steps in a nutshell . . .