Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Food Safety durring a power outtage

Wednesday - Nov 20, 2013

Hazardous Weather Can Impact Food and Water Safety

Simple Steps Can Help Keep You Safe

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) and the Champaign County Emergency Management Agency are encouraging everyone impacted by the recent hazardous weather to take food and water safety precautions. Power outages that last longer than two hours may create food safety issues. If the power is out for longer than two hours, the food in your refrigerator and freezer may not be safe to consume. Citizens should use the following guidelines if the power is out longer than two hours:

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