Is Today The Last Day To Eat Your Thanksgiving Leftovers?

Surely most have you have finished picking the carcass of your Thanksgiving turkey of all things edible. But for those of you who still have some bird meat sitting in your fridge — today is the deadline for eating them without putting yourself at risk.

The FDA’s food storage chart lists 3-4 days as the safe time limit for refrigerating cooked poultry or meat. And on their homepage, the agency points you to the YouTube page for 4 Day Throwaway, which encourages people to ditch any uneaten Turkey after day 4 (which would be today, lest you celebrated on a different day).

Question is: Will you still be gnawing on that turkey leg tomorrow? Or do you freeze your leftovers to extend their utility?

And speaking of leftovers:

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