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Is that still safe to eat? A guide to leftovers

Cheapism Logo By Jason Notte of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 53: What's the use of putting perishable food in the refrigerator if you're just going to let it perish? Even the best of us have turned the far corners of our refrigerators into food graveyards by losing track of food or ignoring its expiration date. While leftovers have a finite shelf life as it is, even refrigeration only delays the inevitable. With help from the Food and Drug Administration's food-contaminant guidelines and FoodKeeper app, here are 30 leftover you should keep an eye on once you've placed the in the fridge.Related: 50 Food Storage Tips to Make Your Groceries Last as Long as Possible

Perish the Thought

What's the use of putting perishable food in the refrigerator if you're just going to let it perish? Even the best of us have turned the far corners of our refrigerators into food graveyards by losing track of food or ignoring its expiration date. While leftovers have a finite shelf life as it is, even refrigeration only delays the inevitable. With help from the Food and Drug Administration's food-contaminant guidelines and FoodKeeper app, here are 30 leftover you should keep an eye on once you've placed the in the fridge.

Related: 50 Food Storage Tips to Make Your Groceries Last as Long as Possible

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