back to top
    Life StyleWHO Stresses Proper Reheating of Leftovers for Food Safety

    WHO Stresses Proper Reheating of Leftovers for Food Safety


    Proper Reheating Crucial For Food Safety, Especially For Indians

    Food safety experts emphasize the importance of properly reheating leftover cooked food before consumption. According to new WHO guidelines, reheating leftovers to an internal temperature of at least 75°C kills harmful bacteria that can multiply during storage and cause food poisoning. Dr. Suranjit Chatterjee of Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals warns against repeatedly reheating food, as this allows more time for bacteria to grow with each cooling cycle.

    Foodborne illness affects hundreds of millions worldwide each year. Symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea can be especially severe for young children, pregnant women and those with weak immune systems. Reheating ensures any bacteria are destroyed, preventing the risk of illness.

    For Indians in particular, promptly consuming cooked food or safely reheating leftovers is key. Warmer climates can accelerate bacterial growth in leftovers stored at room temperature compared to cooler regions. When reheating is necessary, some best practices include adding liquid to retain moisture and portioning large quantities into individual servings to limit reheating cycles. Getting creative by using leftovers in new dishes also helps consume them safely. Proper handling from preparation through eating keeps home-cooked meals safe and enjoyable.

    The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.

    Share post:


    More like this

    Common phrases used when struggling to recall a word

    We've all been there - engaged in conversation when...

    Former cricketer Wasim Akram shares beneficial chest workout routine as diabetes patient

    In a recent social media post, former Pakistani cricket...

    Simple Diet and Lifestyle Changes to Preserve Muscle Strength After 50

    As we progress through our 50s and beyond, it...

    Deepika Padukone’s diet secrets revealed – How the Bollywood star eats for wellness

    Famous Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is well known for...