Monday, August 25, 2008

A Consumer's Guide to Food Safety: Severe Storms and Hurricanes (FSIS-USDA)

With the recent storms, I thought this might be helpful in making the decision to keep/not keep your perishable foods.

The publication is found online in HTML at:

and as a PDF booklet at:

This publication has a couple of tables dealing with "when to save and when to throw out" for both refrigerator and freezer foods. It also discusses what to do with food in containers exposed to flood waters.

We have a UGA Cooperative Extension fact sheet, "What to Do if the Freezer Stops", in both English and Spanish:

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