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Help! power outage: is my food still safe?

mschow | Jul 28, 2008 08:52 AM

We were out of power here yesterday for 12 hours. During that time I only opened the freezer for a few seconds and did not open the frig at all. The power came back on around 3 AM; I had some milk from the frig (which I purchased about an hour before the power went out) around 10 this morning and it tasted fine. However, a neighbor called and told me she is throwing everything away from her freezer and frig. We're been having ongoing problems every time it rains here lately with the power. Tuesday we were without power around 5-6 hours, this time it was 12 hours. Is my food safe to eat? I have a packed freezer and I really don't want to throw away all that expensive food. I have purposely not opened the freezer since yesterday to keep in all the cold.
What should I do?

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