PA agriculture department on food safety during an outage
The state agriculture department put out some reminders Tuesday when it comes to food safety and power outages.
If your power goes out, your refrigerated foods need to stay at or below 41 degrees.
To help, keep your fridge or freezer closed as much as possible.
Generally, a fridge will keep food safely cool for about four hours. A freezer, for 48 hours if it's full, or one day if it's half full.
The state agriculture department says never to taste food to determine whether it's safe or not. When in doubt just throw it out.
If food spoils, clean and sanitize your fridge and freezer before restocking it.