If a summer storm causes you to lose power to your home, be aware of these tips to keep your family safe from foodborne illness. REFRIGERATOR Without power, refrigerators keep food cool for four to six hours. If you have any ice, put it in a container in the fridge to help keep food cooler.
Potluck meals are popular entertaining activities and may help trim food costs for the host. The host and the guests hope to remember the potluck for being fun and delicious, not as a cause for foodborne illness. Keep the potluck meal safe by following safe food-handling practices. Whenever possible, prepare your dish on the same
Holidays and food go together. If your plans include using frozen foods, thaw them safely to prevent a foodborne illness from spoiling holiday activities. Keep foods at a safe temperature when thawing. Any bacteria that were present on the food before freezing will begin to multiply as soon as food begins to thaw and become