Nutrition

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.