How long do leftover meats last?

We've all gambled on food safety. Inhale. It may not smell as good as when you made it. Why? 

It's simple to notice when the last two pieces of bread have gone stale or when an expensive soft cheese has gone rancid. 

Before the green fuzz sprouts, germs colonize your meal. 

USDA lists two types of bacteria: Spoilage bacteria degrade food appearance & quality, whereas pathogenic bacteria cause food-borne illness. 

Multiple bacteria can grow on cooked meats, including staphylococcus aureus & clostridium perfringens, which cause diarrhea, vomiting, & gastrointestinal discomfort. 

WedMD claims pathogenic bacteria thrive between 41 & 135 degrees. So chill & store leftovers appropriately. Let's see how long meats last. 

You couldn't eat the last half of your steak because you ate too many sides or your eyes were bigger than your stomach. Well-thought-out! Still Tasty, an online food safety guide, advises eating. 

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