January 23, 2018
Food Safety Precautions During Power Outages
Learn more and watch a video about food safety during a power outage at:
Plan ahead to keep food safe if the power goes out. Stock up on supplies before bad weather hits.
If the Power Goes Out
Cold temperatures slow the growth of harmful bacteria, so keeping food at safe temperatures is critical to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.
When Power is Restored
Before eating any food after a power outage, check the temperatures inside your refrigerator and freezer.
Contact: Media: 1-301-796-4540 Consumers: 1-888-SAFEFOOD (toll free)
SOURCE U.S. Food and Drug Administration]]>