Food Safety Issues/food storage

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IS IT OK TO REFRIGERATE FOOD IN THE SME PAN IT WAS COOKED IN, AS IN TEFLAN

Answer
Hi Marge,

Yes, it is considered safe to store food in a teflon-lined pan in the refrigerator. If a pan is safe for cooking it is also safe for food storage.  The only drawback is that most cookware is large with handles that makes it inconvenient for storage. Smaller containers with tight fitting lids are usually preferred as they can be easily stored in the refrigerator while taking up less space.

Carol

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Carol Schlitt

Expertise

I can answer questions on home food safety, sanitation and home food preservation.

Experience

I am a former Extension educator, nutrition, wellness and food safety, having retired August 1, 2010. I am a food safety instructor for the Illinois Department of Public Health, a ServSafe Instructor/Proctor and have my own company, Safe & Savory Solutions, Inc - www.safeandsavorysolution.com

Organizations
National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (Past President and current Historian), St. Louis Culinary Society.

Education/Credentials
BS - University of Illinois MS - Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

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