When storing leftovers in the fridge, there are a few easy tips to help you do it right and extend the shelf life of your food. Start by dividing cooked leftovers into smaller reusable containers; this will help them cool down quickly and prevent bacteria spores from germinating. Place new leftovers in the back of the fridge and bring older ones to the front; consume those in front and work back so the freshest stays cool longest. And never leave canned food in its original container; once it's open, metal can leach into the food.
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