Due to the recent tornado in Shelby, Richland Public Health is reposting information about food safety. For individuals without power, freezers will keep your food cold for 24 hours if you don’t open them. If you see signs of thawing, use the food. Cook it soon.
Refrigerator foods should be checked for temperature. Keep the door closed as much as possible. Foods should remain at 40 degrees or less to be considered safe. Any potentially hazardous foods above 40 degrees for greater than two hours should be thrown away. This would include milk, sour cream, yogurt, soy milk, (butter is safe), soft cheeses, fresh or hard-cooked eggs and egg dishes, cut fresh fruits (fruit juice and fresh fruits are safe), cooked vegetables (raw vegetables are safe), potato salads, pasta and pasta salads, refrigerator rolls, biscuits, cookie dough, cream-filled pastries, and cheese-filled or custard pies.
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