After turkey has been in the refrigerator for several days it will have deteriorated in quality beyond the point that is safe for long term storage. Other leftover turkey safety tips
are listed below.
- Cooked turkey should not be kept away from refrigeration longer than 2 hours.
- Placing leftover turkey in shallow containers to refrigerate allows it to cool more quickly.
- If you have a large quantity of leftover cooked turkey, it may be best to store some of it in the freezer as soon as possible.