Tips to keep food safe during power outages
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.
- 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.