Storing Food In Aluminum Foil Can Lead To Health Risks

Foil isn't air tight and can allow bacteria to grow on food.

January 11, 2019
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I don't know about you but growing up wax paper and aluminum foil were used all the time in our home. Well, now aluminum foil is a health risks. Sigh. Here we go again.

While using aluminum foil is fast and easy experts say it doesn’t create an airtight seal, which allows bacteria to grow on your food.

Lindsay Malone, a registered dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic says the golden rule for packing leftovers is to seal them in a shallow, air-tight container to speed up the cooling process and keep bacteria off of your food. You should also put the food away in the fridge away within two hours before the bacteria have time to wreak havoc.

I guess I should be either dead or sick more often because I pretty much leave food out after we have dinner and put it away several hours later and "knock on wood" I'm still kickin'!

Thanks mom and dad for the great immune system! ~grace