The answer is Yes and No ….but let us explain.
We don’t recommend “suitable for reheating”on our chicken labels because we do not know how chicken is stored and reheated once cooked. If chicken is cooked and not chilled appropriately, it may become contaminated with bacteria. Also if it is not heated at the correct temperature for the correct length of time it could potentially become unsafe. Also if the chicken is incorrectly stored in a fridge it could be contaminated by raw meat etc. and we cannot stand over the practices that each person carries out in their home environment.
However guidelines on the Food Safety Authority website (www.fsai.ie ) state the following:
Q. Can I reheat leftover food?
Yes. Leftovers should be used within 2 days and stored in the fridge at between 0-5°C during this time. They can be reheated as long as they are heated to 70°C or higher. Food should be very hot and steaming before it is served. It is important when reheating stews and casseroles that the liquid boils for around 3-5 minutes to ensure the pieces of meat are completely heated through. Leftovers should only be reheated once.”