If you brown-bag your lunch at work, remember to store it safely to avoid food poisoning.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests:
- Store food in the refrigerator as soon as you get to work. Perishable foods can spoil after about two hours.
- If a refrigerator isn’t available, use an insulated lunch bag with a cold pack.
- When ordering lunch or bringing takeout back to the office, don’t let it sit around. Either eat right away, or promptly store it in the refrigerator.
- If you’re sharing food with others, ask how long perishable items have been left out. If they’ve been out longer than two hours, suggest that these foods be thrown out.