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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 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 holiday leftovers for days.

This segment of Homegrown was filmed in the Dinah E. Gore Teaching and Research Kitchens at NC State University. The state-of-the-art kitchen complex was designed to enhance and extend our work in teaching, research and Extension.

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