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.

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