How Long Does Food Last in a Power Outage?
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Tis the season when you can get a storm so I thought this was some very pertinent information. Especially for those who might see a hurricane in the coming months!
During a power outage, keep the refrigerator and freezer doors shut. If you can determine when the power outage began (check a clock that runs on electricity), you can figure out how long the food will be good. As a general rule...
•Food kept cold in an unopened refrigerator will last about 4 hours.
•Food in a full, unopened freezer will stay frozen for about 48 hours.
•Food in a semi-full, unopened freezer will stay frozen for up to 24 hours.