Power outages may just be the worst thing that can happen to a home during a fierce winter storm. Heating may be knocked out, leaving residents shivering under blankets. Without working lights, the darkest season becomes depressingly darker. And no electricity means no working refrigerator — presenting food safety risks that all northerners should prepare for.
USDA reminds us to isolate frozen meat in our freezers so that thawing juices don’t cross-contaminate the rest of the freezer’s contents. Other frozen items should be packed tightly to conserve coldness.