What to do with your refrigerated food in the event of a power failure

Do you know what you should do with the contents of your refrigerator after you lose power for several hours? Here’s some useful information taken from La Capitale’s blog.

1.One simple act is enough to help you be better prepared in the event of a prolonged power outage.

Install a thermometer inside your fridge! If you lose power, you’ll know if your perishable foods were maintained in acceptable temperatures (between 0°C and 4°C).

2. During a power outage, keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed.

This will help preserve your food by maintaining an adequate internal temperature.

3. After a power outage, sort through your food and make a note of the foods you throw out.

Why make a note of what you’re throwing out? If the power outage affects your primary residence, your home insurance should cover these losses. But before contacting your insurer, here’s how you can separate the food you can keep from the food you should throw away:


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