Lifespan of Lunch Meat and Leftovers

I may be over cautious but I put a strict 3 day limit on lunch meat and leftovers. Incidence of stomach trouble has dropped dramatically in the family. But I am curious how long do most people keep stuff (not talking about cheeses, fruits and veggies or bottle sauces). Focusing on that 1/2 pound of shaved turkey, the opened package of sliced smoked ham, the half eaten meatloaf, the chicken parmesan cooked last night etc. etc.

Thanks - comments ?

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