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Mind the holiday buffet

Avoid eating foods that have been left out for more than two hours. They may be breeding grounds for harmful bacteria that can make you sick.
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Avoid food that's been left out on a table for more than two hours, and handle food properly if you're doing the cooking.

The holiday season is upon us, and for many people that brings celebrations with buffets full of food. But these offerings may put you at risk for food-borne illness if they're left out too long or if they're contaminated during the preparation process.

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