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Chill – when in doubt - throw it out

Use the “two-hour rule” whether you’re shopping, cooking or serving. Refrigerate or freeze food within two hours of preparing it or buying it. If food has been left out for two hours or more, throw it out. On a hot day, foods like meat and dairy products may only last an hour without refrigeration.

Don't overstuff the refrigerator. Cold air needs to circulate above and beneath food to keep it safe.