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Safely Storing Your Holiday Meal Leftovers

Leftover sliced turkey on a sheet of aluminum foil on the kitchen counter after a big holiday dinner. Play Video

It’s after the big holiday meal that you’ll face some of the biggest questions, like “Can I nap right away?” and “How long can the turkey and fixin’s sit out safely?”

Our resident food-safety expert and NC State Extension specialist, Ben Chapman, shares research-based tips to help you safely stow those Thanksgiving and Christmas leftovers for days.