Due to the recent power outages caused by the damaging winds, if you lose, or have lost power, please keep any refrigerator and/or freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain cold temperatures. Refrigerated items should be safe if power is off for less than four hours.

If the power has been off for more than four hours:

  • Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed.
  • Open the refrigerator as little as possible.
  • Discard any perishable food (including pre-made formula) that has been held at temperatures above 41°F for more than four hours. Whole uncut produce may be salvaged.
  • Discard any food that has an unusual odor, color, or texture.
  • Discard food in your refrigerator and freezer that looks suspicious, such as the presence of liquid or refrozen meat juices, soft or melted and refrozen ice cream, or unusual odors.
  • Never taste food to determine its safety. If in doubt, throw it out.

If your establishment is without power for more than two hours, closure to the public is requested until power is restored.