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Let’s say you went out to dinner and a movie…But you left your doggie bag from dinner in the car. Well, toss those leftovers in the trash when you get home! Your risk of a food-borne illness starts rising once food has been out more than 2 hours. And if the movie is 90-minutes – add in 15 minutes of previews – and the time it took for you to get from the restaurant to the movie theater…And then from the movie theater back home. All-in-all, the leftovers in your car have been sitting for more than 3 hours. Hello, food poisoning!
If you go straight home after dinner, your leftovers are fine. If not, don’t bother asking for a doggie bag.