Experts at the Food Safety. Gov website has offered some tips to save food during long power cuts. As power cuts have become frequent and the temperatures are soaring, eatables kept in a refrigerator do not take long to perish. According to experts, food kept in refrigerator go bad if power is out for more than four hours.
Thus, if eatables like eggs, meat, or any left over food are in your refrigerator and power is out for more than four hours, you should just throw them away as they have perished, and consuming a perished food can harm your health.
Eatables that have been above 40 degrees for more than two hours can be considered perished.
Experts suggest that keeping the door of the refrigerator closed as much as possible helps keep the eatables safe for longer time.
More than 680,000 households in West Virginia are left without power after recent violent storms. Power outages, which are greater than any in recent history, affected 53 out of the state's 55 counties.