Nichole Hannahs

When in Doubt, Throw it Out

by Nichole Hannahs on July 2, 2012 at 4:34 am

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department reminds residents that they should play it safe with refrigerated food during a power outage.

They recommend keeping the fridge and freezer doors closed as much as possible, food can be safely kept cold 4 hours if it is unopened, a freezer holds the temperature only 48 hours, food can be refrozen if it contains ice crystals, block ice or dry ice can be used to keep your fridge and freezer cold and discars meat, poultry, cheese, milk, eggs and deli items if they’re stored above 40 degrees for more than a few hours.

Also, never taste food to determine its safety and when in doubt throw it out.