Follow important food safety tips in weather emergencies

By NANCY HARRISON
Retired Clemson Extension agent
Posted 9/10/17

By NANCY HARRISON

Retired Clemson Extension agent

Whether it's a wind storm or rain storm, severe weather can leave you without power, sometimes for several days.

Lost power can be a potential food safety problem with perishables in …

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Follow important food safety tips in weather emergencies

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Whether it's a wind storm or rain storm, severe weather can leave you without power, sometimes for several days.

Lost power can be a potential food safety problem with perishables in freezers and refrigerators. It's important to pay close attention to weather forecasts. If you know, for example, that a hurricane or any other storms are in the forecast, you can take steps to protect your refrigerated and frozen foods.

Here are some tips for keeping foods safe in the event of a power outage.