Whether starting off from ‘scratch’ or indeed gathering together yesterday’s bounty for further consumption, health and safety is key. Regardless of how your ingredients have been cooked, the standard rules apply when it comes to hygiene, storage, handling and reheating / cooking.
It can be a bit of a grey area though – how long are you able to store your leftovers? What are the best ways to store them, and best places (fridge? freezer?). Should you defrost then cook? What temperature?
Below we’ve provided some links to websites and articles which will help you navigate the minefield of food health and safety and ensure you’re confident that you’re looking after yourself and your family and friends at the same time you’re making the most of every morsel!
The US’ Food Safety Website is a great resource for all health and safety information relating to the foods we prepare and consume.