Food Safety When the Power Goes Out

Refrigerator with food in itThe Power is Off:  Is the Food Still Safe?

If the power goes off in your home due to a winter storm or an unexpected summertime power outage, it may be difficult to determine whether the food in your refrigerator or freezer is safe to consume. This fact sheet will help you to decide whether to keep or discard food items in your home.

The Power is Off — Is my Food Safe?  (PDF File)