Food Safety Advice for Those Experiencing Severe Thunderstorms

June 24, 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued some food safety recommendations for the Northeast, Central Appalachians and Ohio Valley due to severe thunderstorms.

The National Weather Service has announced a severe thunderstorm watch for portions of New England into the Central Appalachians and Ohio Valley. There could also be storms farther west in the Plains and Missouri Valley. The threats of severe thunderstorms include damaging winds, hail, and possible isolated tornadoes. This type of weather forecast presents the possibility of power outages that could compromise the safety of stored food.

FSIS recommends that…