Health Tip: Preserving Refrigerated Food in a Blackout

How to keep it edible longer

(HealthDayNews) -- In the event of a power outage, how do you know how long the food in your fridge will remain safe to eat?

The answer depends on the food. But when in doubt, throw it out, says the City of Kingston in Ontario.

Here are some steps to keep your food safe for as long as possible:

  • Plan what you need from the fridge and remove items quickly.
  • Open the fridge as little as possible.
  • Leave your freezer closed.

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