Power's out ... When do you toss the milk?
FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:
Thunderstorms and tropical storms can cut your electric service for hours, even days. But will your family be safe from spoiled food during an outage?
A study in the journal Food Protection Trends says many of us won’t be. A representative poll of 1,000 people found only one-third know to throw out refrigerated perishables (such as meat, eggs, milk) after a four-hour outage. Only 60 percent know to discard frozen items that have partially thawed.
Toss them all, or toss your cookies.
(SUN PHOTO: Lloyd Fox, 2003)