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Keep your food safe during emergencies power outages, floods & fires by United States. Food Safety and Inspection Service

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Food,
  • Food spoilage,
  • Safety measures,
  • Groceries,
  • Prevention

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsUnited States. Department of Agriculture
The Physical Object
Pagination11 pages :
Number of Pages11
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25717912M
OCLC/WorldCa867858902

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Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe in a Crisis Paperback – Illustrated, Octo by /5(). Keeping Food Safe During An Emergency Did you know that a flood, fire, national disaster, or the loss of power from high winds, snow, or ice could jeopardize the safety of your food? Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness. Keeping Food Safe in an Emergency Author: USDA FSIS Subject: Fact Sheets: Emergency Preparedness Keywords: education and outreach, food safety education, consumer education, safe food handling, emergency preparedness, emergency response, weather-related emergencies, power failure, power out, flood, fire Created Date: 9/6/ AM. the operations manager on food safety concerns, issues, and necessary actions. Interactions with other ‘functions’ involved in emergency situations Mass feeding or food distribution activities are part of a larger emergency response team: the activities of other groups have important implications for effective food safety management.

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United States. Food Safety and Inspection Service. Keep your food safe during emergencies (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: United States. Food Safety and Inspection Service,; United States. Department of Agriculture, OCLC Number: Food Safety During an Emergency - What Should I Do? Do not open the refrigerator or freezer. Tell your little ones not to open the door. An unopened refrigerator will keep foods cold enough for a couple of hours at least. A freezer that is half full will hold for up to 24 hours and a full freezer for 48 hours. Instead, eat shelf-stable foods.   Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of food-borne illness. This fact sheet will help you make the right decisions for keeping your family safe during an emergency.   Francine L. Shaw is President of Savvy Food Safety, Inc. which offers a robust roster of services, including consulting, food safety education, food safety inspections, crisis management training, writing norovirus policies for employees, writing norovirus clean-up procedures, curriculum development, responsible alcohol service training, and more.. The Savvy Food Safety team has .