Food Safety During Power Outage

Food safety during a power outage

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Emergencies can happen, especially with extreme weather conditions. When they do, the best strategy is to already have a plan in place. This includes knowing the proper food safety precautions to take before, during, and after a power outage.

Be Prepared

When the Power Goes Out, Here are basic tips for keeping food safe:

 Once the Power is Restored to determine the safety of your food:

Remember, you can’t rely on appearance or odor. Never taste food to determine its safety! Some foods may look and smell fine, but if they’ve been at room temperature too long, bacteria that cause foodborne illness can begin to grow very rapidly. Remember, when in doubt, throw it out. If you have any further questions or concerns please contact us.