Safe and Unrefrigerated Food
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
This is an important message from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. After a storm or disaster, it’s important to eat only safe food. Throw away perishables, like meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and leftovers stored above 40 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 hours or more. Throw away food with an unusual odor, color, or texture. Throw away food that may have come in contact with flood water, including food in swollen, punctured and damaged cans. When in doubt, throw it out. To learn more, call CDC at 800-CDC-INFO.
- Page last reviewed: June 22, 2012
- Page last updated: June 22, 2012
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