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Cassie_2018 | Apr 7, 201810:56 PM     5

We often have potlucks at work that last all day so everyone has a chance to eat during staggered breaks. Crockpots typically keep food warm for 8-10 hours with regular stirring, moisture checks, etc. Cold salads are commonly set with the bowl placed inside a bowl of ice water, but not always. To my knowledge, no one has gotten sick, but I’m wondering how is too long for some food to sit buffet style. (ie: crockpots with hot dishes, Meatballs or cocktail weanies in BBQ, Spaghetti or Swedish gravy/sauce, Sloppy Joes, pulled pork or hot beef for sandwiches; fruit or meat & cheese platters with dips, deviled eggs, mayonnaise based salads, desserts or salads with puddings, cream cheese, sour cream or whipped cream...). Also, is it safe to take leftovers home afterward, refrigerate them & eat 1-2 days later?

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