There's sure to be plenty of food to go around when friends and family part ways this Thanksgiving and the USDA has some tips to make that food you're taking home is going to be safe to eat later on.
Sarah Litchman with the USDA says you're going to want to get things packaged up and in the refrigerator or freezer fairly soon after the meal.
Litchman reminds you when preparing the Thanksgiving meal, there's four key steps: clean, separate, cook and chill.
Visit foodsafety.gov for all food safety this Thanksgiving season. There you'll find all the certified USDA recommendations for your holiday cooking plans.