When to throw out refrigerated food after a power outage - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

When to throw out refrigerated food after a power outage

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

More than 20,000 Memphis Light, Gas, and Water (MLGW) customers lost power as the Tropical Depression Harvey made its way through the Mid-South on Thursday.

One decision that has to be made once power is restored is what to do with refrigerated food.

Foodsafety.gov has a helpful page on how long food lasts once the temperature inside a refrigerator reaches above 40 degrees.

Click here to see what Foodsafety.gov says about when to save and when to throw out food.

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