Storing of Ready-To-Eat Meats and Leftovers

Follow these simple steps to help create delicious and safe sandwiches for your patients, residents and customers.

The two-hour rule
Refrigerate prepared foods within two hours. Discard prepared foods that have been sitting at room temperature for longer than two hours.

  • Never freeze leftovers
  • Refrigerate leftovers in shallow containers and cover once cooled. Food cools faster in shallow containers
  • Never mix leftovers with fresh foods
  • Date leftovers with “prepared on” date to ensure freshness
  • Leftovers should be eaten within four days

Storage chart for ready-to-eat meats in refrigerators and freezers

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Herbs and spices add flavour and health benefits

Chefs understand the magic of cooking with herbs and spices. A dash of ginger, pinch of cayenne or sprig of thyme can make taste buds come alive. But beyond the wonderful tang of herbs and spices, many of these tried-and-true flavours also pack a powerful nutritional punch. Read on to learn how herbs and spices provide the double benefit of taste and health.

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Adding Flavour, Not Salt

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Sensory Appeal of Meals in the Senior Living Setting

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Controlling Listeria Monocytogenes in Food

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Sandwich Trends

Are you trying to find a lunch menu option that’s quick to prepare, easy to serve, healthy and still affordable? Look no further than the sandwich. This consistent mealtime staple, which has seen 4% sales growth since last year, is a popular menu and cafeteria option. It’s customizable, adaptable and has endless creative possibilities. Whether…