Experts: Thanksgiving leftovers got to go

Nearly a week after Thanksgiving Day, some people are casting a nervous glance at their holiday leftovers and wondering, are they still good to eat?Food

WESTPORT - Nearly a week after Thanksgiving Day, some people are casting a nervous glance at their holiday leftovers and wondering, are they still good to eat?

Food experts say the key to preserving food is to keep it refrigerated below 40 degrees and reheat it at 165 degrees to kill bacteria, but five days is too long to hold on to Thanksgiving fixings.

Frank Nestico, owner of The Red Barn restaurant in Westport, says microwaving Thanksgiving leftovers like turkey or stuffing won't help avoid contamination.

"You'll know if you ate something bad because you're going to get sick within that hour," Nestico says.

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