[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]HOW LONG WILL COLD FOOD LAST DURING A POWER OUTAGE?

Modern refrigeration systems keep food at safe temperatures. This helps to reduce the growth of bacteria in your food that can lead to food poisoning. This is why you have to keep your power supply in check to reduce the risk of food-borne diseases.

Recording the elapsed time is important. In the case power outage (that is, it takes more than 4 hours, and there is no immediate re-connection probability), the safety of food is a big problem.

Unless cold storage is available in the 2 hours after a power outage, all potentially dangerous foods such as meat, poultry, seafood and ready-to-eat foods stored in refrigerators or coolers should be:

Housed in an alternative cold store, z. As refrigerators with ice or ice tiles or in refrigerators for family and friends

Time and temperature are the most important measures to determine if food should be considered as potentially dangerous.

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The following actions are recommended for any potentially hazardous food that was between 5 ° C and 60 ° C for a total of:

Write down the elapsed time. If possible, use a clock and a thermometer to follow these recommendations for time and temperature. First, eat perishable foods and keep dry and canned until the end.

Sudden or unexpected power outages

A sudden or unexpected power failure will not give you much time to keep your food safely. Your food will stay in your fridge for 2 hours, but there are a few things you can do:


Food stored in refrigerators

Your food will stay in your fridge for 2 hours. If more than 4 hours have passed, throw away the food. Do not open the refrigerator door in case of power failure, unless this is necessary.

The best option is to keep chilled food as cold as possible by not opening the door unless you need to remove food to eat or check the temperature after 2 hours. or place items in the freezer. If it is not possible:


All in all, these safety measures do not seem to be the most preventive way of sorting out power outage in your home.  Also, you can have an extra power supply like inverter or generator to keep your power supply constant while you run a check on the cause of the outage. Health is essential, and this is why you have to contact your local professional to run a check on your home.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]