GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Your food is only safely stored in the refrigerator for four hours after a power outage. So since some of you will be dealing with days of power outages here's what you need to do.
Toss any meat, chick, fish, milk and eggs.
Also toss any leftovers and that includes, pizza, pies, casseroles and soups.
There are also some medications that need to be stored in the refrigerator; insulin is one of the most widely used that needs to be refrigerated. However, it can remain stable at room temperature for about a month.
In the links below, you’ll find a complete list of the foods you need to toss and the medications that might be affected along with the drug company numbers should you have questions.
- Stability of refrigerated drugs
- When proper storage is not possible during emergencies and disasters
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