December 4, 2003
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.