Food Safety During a Weather Emergency

Flood Safety Tips

Checklist: Preparing for a Weather Emergency | PDF | En Español | En Español PDF
Lists the steps to take to before, during and after a weather emergency.

Consumer's Guide to Food Safety: Severe Storms and Hurricanes | PDF (2.1MB) | En Español PDF 
Provides information and recommendations about keeping food safe during times of power outages and flooding.

Fires and Food Safety | PDF | En Español PDF
Food exposed to fire can be compromised by three factors: the heat of the fire, smoke fumes, and chemicals used to fight fire.

Food Safety:Removing Odors From Refrigerators & Freezers | PDF | En Español PDF
After a lengthy power failure, use this information to learn how to remove odors from refrigerators and freezers or how to safely discard an affected unit.

Food Safety & Security: What Consumers Need to Know | PDF | En Español PDF
This booklet tells you what you need to know about protecting our Nation's food supply against intentional and unintentional contamination.

Keep Your Food Safe During Emergencies: Power Outages, Floods & Fires | PDF
Start by planning ahead.

Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency | PDF | En Español
A flood, fire, national disaster, or the loss of power from high winds, snow, or ice could jeopardize the safety of your food. Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness.



For questions or more information about food safety, please contact one of our Sanitarians (e-mail), or by calling (715) 261-1900.

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