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Jun 25, 2014

Can you get food poisoning from reheating the food?

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    Jun 25, 2014

    No, you can't get food poisoning from re-heating the food. Many people re-heat leftovers. You can't get food poisoning from re-heating food, unless it had already been breeding bacteria. If some food left out of refrigeration too long, then bacteria can breed in the food. Always remember to keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Clean the utensils thoroughly after food preparation, especially meats. Always put foods in containers before refrigerating.

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    Jun 25, 2014

    Yes - you can get food poisoning from reheated food . . . but its more correct to think of it as either a) not bringing stored food or prepared food to a safe holding temperature prior to eating or b) not heating raw foods to a safe temperature prior to eating. Certain foods must be brought to a minimum safe temperature and maintained there to remain safe.

    Simply reheating food will not safeguard against food poisoning. It depends of the type of food it is, how it was prepared, how it was cooked, and how long it may have been exposed to temperatures that allowed and fostered the growth of harmful bacteria. Here is the URL for a complete guide on all different aspects of safe food handling which should help. http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/fdd/fdd_fs_foodservice.htm

    To directly answer your question: If you properly and responsibly reheat food which has been prepared and stored according to safety guidelines, no you will not get food poisoning from reheating food.

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