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Food Service Guidelines for Power Outages


During a power failure a food service facility is in its most vulnerable state. Not only are the lights off and the cash register is inoperable but you are in danger of losing money due to lost product and product quality. One of the leading causes of food-borne illness is food being in the temperature danger zone (41° F to 135° F) for an extended period of time. Below are some tips to help you maintain product quality and safety.

If your freezer loses power, here are a few tips to follow:

If your refrigerator loses power, here are a few tips to follow:

Women cleaning out refrigerator

 

ALWAYS REMEMBER:
WHEN IN DOUBT - THROW IT OUT

 

 

 

Clayton County Board of Health
Office of Environmental Health Services

685 Forest Parkway, Forest Park, GA 30297
Phone: (678) 610-7469   Fax: (770) 603-4874