Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Lidia Bastianich Chef, Author, Owner of Felidia | Ask Your Questions Now ›

Not About Food

KEEPING FOOD THAT WAS IN FRIDGE DURING LENGTHY POWER FAILURE

Share:

Not About Food 7

KEEPING FOOD THAT WAS IN FRIDGE DURING LENGTHY POWER FAILURE

Canthespam | Jun 26, 2011 12:50 PM

This is about food, but I couldn't figure out another board to post this on.

We returned home after a 2 week vacation to find that our power had been off for quite some time - exact time unknown, but everything was very very warm, and of course everything in both freezers was mush and thrown away immediately.

I tossed everything in the fridge that contained oil such as a brand new jar of mayo, salad dressings, butter etc. - the usual stuff..

Can I still use items in jars and bottles like pickle relish, vinegars, mustard, soy sauce, unopened canned fruit, ginger in sherry, sesame seeds, catsup, cocktail sauce, jams, syrup and that kind of stuff? They are sitting (off to the side) in the fridge, waiting to be tossed or kept. All of the jars/bottles have been opened.

I am trying to save a big shopping trip and some $$, but I don't want to risk my life (and stomach) to save a few bucks.

Thanks.

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Feedback