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USDA Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Snow Storms

Posted: February 12, 2014

With the continuous parade of winter storms hitting the U.S., USDA has released an information sheet titled Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Snow Storms.

Important points for preparing for a power outage include keeping frozen water in plastic containers available if the power goes out and having coolers available to transfer refrigerated foods along with the frozen ice blocks.  It is important to maintain perishable foods at a temperature of 40 degrees F or lower.  Frozen foods that defrost can still be used provided their temperature does not exceed 40 degrees.

Visit the USDA web site for more information on how to protect you and your family during a snow storm.