Food During Emergencies: Safety Tables

Use these tables to determine whether to save food impacted by an emergency. Certain foods may still be okay after thawing or losing refrigeration. Others are no longer safe to eat and should be thrown away. REFRIGERATOR FOODS FOOD If more than 40ºF/5ºC for over 2 hours MEAT, POULTRY, SEAFOOD Raw or leftover cooked meat, […]

Food Safety During Emergencies: Frequently Asked Questions

Flood waters covered our food stored on shelves and in cabinets. What can I keep and what should I throw out? Do not eat any food that may have come into contact with flood water. Discard any food that is not in a waterproof container if there is any chance that it has come into […]

Focus on Foods in the Freezer

Foods in the freezer — are they safe? Thousands of people each year call the USDA to inquiry about the safety of items stored in their own home freezers. The confusion seems to be based on the fact that few people understand how freezing protects food. Here is some information on how to freeze food […]