Food Safety while the power is out. Break out your coolers and go get some #BaggedIce. Turn your refrigerator and freezer to their coldest settings. Lowering the temperature before you lose power will allow the refrigerator to keep acceptable temperatures for food longer. Eat perishable foods first, conserving canned or other non-perishable items for the possibility of a long-term outage.
Power outages highlight our dependence on electricity and the necessity to prepare for unexpectedly living without it.
Causes of power failures in an electricity network include faults at power stations, damage to electric transmission lines, substations or other parts of the distribution system, a short circuit, or the overloading of electricity mains.
Flood, fire, national disaster, or the loss of power from high winds, snow, or ice could jeopardize the safety of your food? Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of food borne illness. Besides having multiple flashlights, having a thermometer, to check food temperatures, is a very wise "tool" to have on hand as well.
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