During severe weather, millions of people can lose power and thousands of pounds of food can spoil.
Even if you follow the golden rules of keeping your food safe, like keeping your refrigerator door closed and placing your perishable items in the freezer, some foods simply may not be worth saving after a power outage of 24 hours or more.
If you’re going through your fridge over the next few days, we’ve got you covered.
Here’s a list of what food you can keep and what should be thrown out after a power outage:
Tip: Discard any perishable food, including meat, poultry and seafood, that has been above 40 degrees F for more than 2 hours.
What to throw out:
What to keep:
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