by Tim Church


BRANSON, Mo. – With any large scale family Christmas feast, the opportunity for leftovers is a given.

However, the age old question has always remained, what is the safest way to keep leftovers? Environmental Division Manager Craig Rhoads with the Taney County Health Department provides the following leftover food safety tips:


Rhoads says another common question that arises when talking about leftovers, is how long they can stay in the fridge before they need to be tossed out:


Anyone who has food or cooking safety questions is encouraged to contact the Taney County Health Department at (417) 334-4544 or (417) 546-4725.