Be food safe

Some food safety measures should be applied on a regular basis in the home. They are simple and straight forward, and will ensure personal safety

STORING FOOD


Whether putting food in the refrigerator, the freezer, or the cupboard, you have plenty of opportunities to prevent foodborne illnesses. For eggs still in the shell, you have 3-5 weeks to consume them. After cracking them open, the life of the raw egg is shortened to 4 days at the most.

REFRIGERATED FOOD AND POWER OUTAGES: WHEN TO SAVE AND WHEN TO THROW OUT


Is food in the refrigerator safe during a power outage? It should be safe as long as power is off for no more than 4 hours. Keep the door closed as much as possible. Discard any perishable foods (such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and leftovers) that have been above 4°C for over 2 hours.
Almost all foods present a health risk once you have passed the 4 hours cut-off.

Food Types Power Outages
> 4 hours
Red, white meat & fish Discard
Soft cheese Discard
All dairy product Discard
Eggs Discard
Fresh cut fruit Discard
Opened mayonnaise Discard
Fish or oyster sauce Discard
Cheesecake Discard
Fresh pasta, pasta salads Discard
Cooked vegetables, pre-packed ones, vegetable juice, baked potatoes Discard

Remark: All unprocessed raw vegetables are still good

A COMMON MISTAKE: NEVER TASTE FOOD TO DETERMINE ITS SAFETY!


You can’t rely on appearance or odor to determine whether food is safe to consume.

Storage times for the refrigerator

These short but safe time limits for home-refrigerated foods will keep them from spoiling or becoming dangerous to eat.

Food Types Storage Times
Salads 5 days
Raw Sausages 7 days
Fresh red meat 5 days
Fresh white meat 2 days
Soups & Stews 4 days
Leftovers: burgers, pizza, nuggets & meat 4 days
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