Browsing Archive: January, 2014

Power Outages and Food Safety.

Posted by The Butcher on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, In : Storage 
Hey everyone,

I hope everyone is safe and warm tonight. As the threat of bad weather threatens, I thought it maybe a good time to ease some minds of those of you that are worried about loosing power. So here's the skinny on refrigerators and freezers as they relate to food safety.

The problem temperature is 40 degrees F. Meat and most foods can not be considered safe after being at or over 40 degrees more than 2 hours. So a refrigerator is normally okay for four hours with the door remaining ...
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