After the hurricane has passed, many are in or will be in recovery mode when power is restored and the waters recede. The big question is what to do with the food that has been in the house? Is it still safe to eat?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) makes recommendations for proper handling of food after an emergency. The following information provides tips on how to handle food if there has been a power outage or if flooding has occurred.
If flooding has occurred:
By following these recommendations, you can protect yourself and your family from hazards that can cause food to be unsafe to eat after an emergency. Always remember the error proof rule - when in doubt, throw it out!
Keeping Food and Water Safe Before, During and After a Disaster, LSU AgCenterFood Safety for Consumers Returning Home After a Hurricane and/or Flooding, USDAFood Safety in a Power Outage, USDA
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