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Step 1: Rely on a Thermometer
The USDA's office of Food Safety and Inspection Service suggests preparing ahead of time by keeping an appliance thermometer in the refrigerator and freezer. In the case of a power outage, the thermometer can help assess the safety of the food. The freezer should be at 0 degrees F (Fahrenheit) or below and the refrigerator should be at 40 degrees F or below.
In addition, you can freeze containers of water for ice to help keep food cold in the freezer, refrigerator or coolers after the power is out. Freeze refrigerated items such asRead More »from 5 Ways to Prep Your Kitchen for Power Outages