Hot Bagged Lunches

Some safety tips

(HealthDayNews) -- If last night's leftovers are tomorrow's hot lunch, make sure the food is safe to eat.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency offers these tips for taking hot food to work:

  • Heat dishes like soups, chili and stews above 140 degrees.
  • Use an insulated container to store hot foods, and keep it closed until lunchtime.
  • Preheat the insulated container by filling it with boiling water. Let it stand a few minutes, pour out the water and add the hot food right away.
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