Leftover food - to eat or not to eat?

As bacteria multiply quickly in temperatures between 5 and 60 deg C, food that has been left outside the fridge for too long may contain a lot of bacteria.
As bacteria multiply quickly in temperatures between 5 and 60 deg C, food that has been left outside the fridge for too long may contain a lot of bacteria.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - Many people think that heat as well as cold temperatures will keep food safe, but this is not always the case.

A common example is the idea that leftovers are safe to eat once they are heated. However, as bacteria multiply quickly in temperatures between 5 and 60 deg C, food that has been left outside the fridge for too long may contain a lot of bacteria.

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