With the recent advent of rough weather, FEMA published this which we hope all enjoy as part of new periodic series here in the "Visions" Channel, "Tip of the Week":
How long will food stored in the refrigerator be safe to eat during a power outage?
Emergencies happen, especially with extreme weather conditions. When they do, the best strategy begins with an emergency plan. This includes knowing the proper food safety precautions to take before, during, and after a power outage.
Minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness by knowing how to determine food safety. You can learn the right decisions for keeping your family safe during an emergency with these food safety facts from the Food and Drug Administration.
When the Power Goes Out
Once the Power is Restored
Inadequately refrigerated or frozen perishable food such as meat (like beef or pork), poultry (such as chicken or turkey), seafood, milk, and eggs may cause illness if consumed, even when thoroughly cooked.
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