Could eating leftover food poison you?

Sarah Coles
rotten fruit
rotten fruit

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The experts are warning people to take care, after they have discovered our desire to stretch leftovers and avoid waste means we are increasingly likely to use food that's past its best before date, and keep leftovers beyond the recommended limit.

So what are the recommendations, and what could our thrift cost us?