Food Safety When the Power Is Out

— Written By NC State Extension

As of this morning, there are over 650,000 households in North Carolina without power. With the loss of power comes the potential for food to become unsafe to eat.

Make sure that you follow these guidelines to make sure to keep your family safe from food that could cause you to become sick.

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When the Power Is Out - When to Save Refrigerated Food and When to Throw It Out

This factsheet offers information on which refrigerated foods to discard when the power is out for an extended period.

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When the Power Is Out - When to Refreeze Frozen Food and When to Throw It Out

This factsheet offers information on which frozen foods can be safely refrozen after an extended power outage.