The Food Standards Agency will be holding a #FestiveLeftovers chat with Love Food Hate Waste on Monday 23 December between 10am and noon.
Consumers can tweet us their questions about how to make the most of their food this Christmas, and about food safety, using the hashtag #FestiveLeftovers. We’ll reply with answers and suggestions.
Bob Martin, food safety expert at the Food Standards Agency, says: 'Christmas is a busy time, but no one wants to be ill due to food poisoning. Using leftover food is a good way of making your Christmas food go further. However, unless you’re careful, there’s a chance you can risk food poisoning by not storing or handling leftovers properly.'
Emma Marsh, Head of Love Food Hate Waste, says: 'Many of us buy foods at Christmas that we wouldn’t necessarily have all year round… foods that we might not be sure of the best way to store, or how long they will last, or how to use up certain leftovers. Don’t let food waste hit you in the pocket at Christmas – with a bit of planning and creativity you can make sure you enjoy all your festive treats and save money too. Visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.com for all our top tips on planning, portioning, and using up those tasty crimbo leftovers.'