Avoiding Food Waste in a Power Outage

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Food waste blogger and author, Jonathan Bloom, offers some helpful tips on dealing with a suddenly defrosting freezer and fridge - an unwelcome scenario for many during this record-breaking heat wave and resulting power outage:

"And then there’s the question of how to know when to toss foods. While it’s sad and expensive to say goodbye to entire fridges worth of food, nobody wants to get sick from eating bad food. The Post article has some good tips, but the simplest strategy is to go by temperature. Most perishables need to be kept below 40 degrees F and shouldn’t be above that for more than two hours."

 

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