Buying Prepared Cold Food

Buy cold prepared foods at the end of your shopping trip. Refrigerate or freeze immediately upon arriving home. If more than 30 minutes away place in a cooler with ice. Refrigerated deli meats are safe to eat for 3-5 days. Turkey breast, chicken breast and rare roast beef are more sensitave and may be good for only 2-4 days. If left out of refrigeration for more than 2 hours, deli meats should be dicarded. Heating prepared coold foods: foods should be heated through to a temperature of 165 degrees. Gravy should be brought to a rolling boil. If using a microwave be sure to cover food and rotate through out the heating process to be sure foods are heated evenly.