Food Safety After a Storm

These must-read food safety tips will help keep your family safe if the power goes out.

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If your power goes out from a storm, the entire contents of your refrigerator are in jeopardy. But how can you tell what’s safe to eat and what has to be tossed? Read on for what you should do before, during, and after a power outage.

How to prep before a storm:
If there is a serious threat of a power outage, take a few steps to keep food cold in case you lose electricity.

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What to do when the power goes out:
If you lose power, time is of the essence. Keep track of how long the power has been out and follow these guidelines:


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