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Food Safety When the Power Goes Out

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North Carolinians are no strangers to severe storms and the occasional power outage. Whether it’s hurricanes and tropical storms near the coast, or snow, ice and other weather events throughout the state, you’ll want to be ready if the lights go out.

Ben Chapman, NC State Extension food safety specialist, shares tips to help your family prepare for power outages by safely preserving and preparing common household food items. Discover more tips and tools on NC State Extension’s Food Safety Portal.

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Special thanks to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger for more than 35 years, for their time and support of Homegrown.

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