How do you keep food safe in refrigerator under load shedding?
Keep an appliance thermometer in your refrigerator or freezer to maintain the right temperature in them. And then making sure that the freezer is at 0 Â°Fwhereas fridge at 40 Â°F. If there is too much load shedding then keeping containers of frozen water can maintain the temperature for quite some time till power is back. Freeze refrigerated items such as leftovers, milk, and fresh meat and poultry that you may not need immediately-this helps keep them at a safe temperature longer. Group food together in the freezer-this helps the food stay cold longer. Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature. The refrigerator will keep food safely cold for about 4 hours if it is unopened. A full freezer will hold the temperature for approximately 48 hours (24 hours if it is half full and the door remains closed). Food may be safely refrozen if it still contains ice crystals or is at 40 Â°F or below. If a thermometer has not been kept in the freezer, then check each package of food to determine its safety. If the food still contains ice crystals, the food is safe. Discard refrigerated perishable food such as meat, poultry, fish, soft cheeses, milk, eggs, leftovers, and deli items after 4 hours without power. When in Doubt, Throw it Out!
1) Keep it in refrigerator 2) If it is taken out from refrigerator, allow the food to get the heat from surrounding instead of heating it suddenly. 3) Dont keep food in open for a long time, cover it with proper vessel. 4) Dont keep food in a storage room or unhealthy place. 5) Dont keep in heat for a longer time, this may spoil the food due to growth of bacteria in it.