. . . throw it out. After a power outage, never rely merely on smell or appearance to determine if food is safe to eat. According to foodsafety.gov, food should be safe if the power has been out for no more than four hours. Discard any perishable food, such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and leftovers, that has been above 40 degrees F for more than two hours.
By Marisa Villarreal
Donna Boyle Schwartz