Food Safety-Power Outages


So Easy to Preserve – Your local county Extension office has this reference notebook which has subsections containing information on Emergency Care, including refreezing foods, in the chapter on Freezing. Also, there is a discussion on Removing Odors from appliances in this chapter.

National Center for Home Food Preservation Website – This website includes several sources about emergency situations and when the power goes out. Check under the Seasonal Tips for quick references to Preparing for Power Outages and What to Do if the Freezer Stops-

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Website – Search under Emergency and Refrigerator to find Fact Sheets on this topic, including USDA Consumer Alert: Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency. Also see Weather Related Conditions section –

E-11 Emergency Food and Water Supplies – This publication from Texas Cooperative Extension can be found on the TCE Bookstore website. Search for the title and publication number on

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