When should I throw out Thanksgiving leftovers?

Chef's answer
The short answer, according to our experts, is three to four days. On the Monday after Thanksgiving, the leftovers will need to be tossed out, according to the USDA. "After four days, spoilage bacteria can cause food to develop a bad smell or taste," the guidance on the USDA website reads.26 Nov 2020
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The HoneyBaked Ham Company makes the best ham for the holidays. Our delicious spiral-sliced ham has become the gold standard by which all other hams are judged. Holidays like Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas can be made even more memorable when they include a HoneyBaked Ham.
Can I Cook the Ham The Day Before Thanksgiving? Yes, you absolutely CAN cook the ham the day before and then refrigerate overnight.13 Nov 2019
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