> These are out of the latest Nutrition Action.
> 2 Hours -- 2 Inches -- 4 Days
> 2 hours from oven to fridge -
> Refrigerate or freeze leftovers within 2 hours of cooking.
This is a bit overstated. In fact, it's limited to two hours
within a certain temperature zone - 40 F - 140 F
The clock doesn't start when the food comes out of the
oven. It starts when the temp goes below 140 F.
> 2 inches thickto cool it quick.
> Store food at a shallow depth - about 2 inches - to speed chilling.
This is an important point which many people don't
take into account. The food should have a small cross sectional
area so it chills quickly.