Food Safety Tips
Flooding that results from a hurricane can result in foodborne illness. To help protect against foodborne illnesses, discard any foods that may be contaminated after a flood, including:
- Frozen foods that have been thawed, if they have not been kept refrigerated at 45 degrees F. or lower, or consumed immediately.
- Any foods exposed to flood waters because of possible contamination.
- Food that is packed in cardboard containers, screw top jars, or bottles.
- Canned foods when swelling, rusting or serious denting is visible.