Food Safety
Power Outage Food Safety

Power LinesWhat should I do to keep my food safe during a power outage?

Keep the doors to the refrigerator and freezer closed. Every time a door is opened the cold air escapes.

How long will my food stay safe?

What should I do after the power comes back on?

It's winter and my power is out. Can I store my perishable foods outside in the cold?

Storing food outside is potentially dangerous and is not recommended.

If you have questions, call the Scott County Health Department.