Food Safety When the Power Goes Out

In North Carolina, we often have issues when it comes to weather and severe events leading to power outages. Whether it’s on the coast with hurricanes and tropical storms, or all throughout the state as a result of ice storms and other severe weather, many North Carolinians are accustomed to the lights going out over time.

Ben Chapman, NC State Extension Food Safety Specialist, shares tips to help your family prepare for power outages by safely preserving and preparing common household food items when the power goes out. You can discover more tips and tools on NC State Extension’s Food Safety Portal.

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Special thanks to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger for more than 35 years, for their time and support of Homegrown.