SafeFood© and Leftovers

During this period of economic anxiety, we are all looking at ways to stretch our food dollars. Some great tips and cautions about leftovers can be found in the very useful “Leftovers Again?” video. For instance, if you don’t reheat previously cooked foods to 165 F , there is still risk of bacteria that can make you sick. Use a thermometer to be sure foods are cooked – appearances can be misleading.



Catherine Hemphill Strohbehn has been a faculty member at Iowa State University in the Hospitality Management Program for 30 years. She is a State Specialist with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at Iowa State University. As part of her work, she conducts research, develops educational materials and provides programs to help retail foodservices use their resources effectively and ensure safe food is served. Cathy is a registered dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Certified Professional in Food Safety from the National Environmental Health Association.

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