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No Power? Some Foods OK to Keep
Posted By susanne On July 26, 2012 @ 3:24 PM In Today's Home Spun Wisdom | Comments Disabled
If your power was out just a few hours and you didn’t open the refrigerator or freezer, chances are the food is OK. A refrigerator should keep food cold for four hours and a half-full freezer 24 hours (48 hours if the freezer is full) if you don’t open the doors, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Here’s a clip-and-save checklist gleaned from www.fsis.usda.gov to have handy next time the power goes out.
Foods to Toss
Bacteria growth can take place in these foods that have been above 40 degrees for two hours or more:
Foods to Keep
The best rule to follow: “When in doubt, throw it out.”
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