A Consumer’s Guide to Food Safety: Severe Storms & Hurricanes

FOOD SAFETY RESOURCES BEFORE, DURING & AFTER AN EMERGENCY

(Updated 06 Dec. 2017)

Map: Courtesy NWS Hurricane Canter
Map: Courtesy NWS Hurricane Canter

Note: This article on the USDA (Dept. of Agriculture) Guide is an edited introduction with key web links. The online full text version is linked here and The linked, illustrated PDF version (2.1MB) is here??

The latter is recommended for printing. It covers:

  • Power Outages
  • Safety of Food in Containers Exposed to Flood Waters
  • Removing Odors from Refrigerators & Freezers
  • Refrigerator Foods
  • Frozen Food
  • Food Safety Contacts for Areas Affected by Severe Storms and Hurricanes

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