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Tips to keep food safe during power outages

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ST. PAUL -- With no electricity in thousands of homes after recent storms, keeping food safe is a challenge for many families.

Debbie Botzek-Linn, University of Minnesota Extension food safety educator, has some tips to help.

Refrigerator

- Without power, refrigerators keep food cool for four to six hours.

- Place block of ice in a container in the refrigerator to keep food cooler.

- Do not open the refrigerator again.

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