How do I keep food safe to eat?
Use foods that spoil rapidly first. Keep cold food cold. Use dry ice or an ice chest. In winter, store food outside. Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed to conserve cold air. If food is cold to touch, it is probably safe to keep, use or refreeze. Discard meat, seafood, dairy products and cooked food that are not cold to touch. Fruits, vegetables and food in undamaged cans are safe.
Food that needs no refrigeration: jelly, butter, margarine, ketchup, mustard, pickles, relish.
If in doubt, throw it out. For information on food safety, call your health department or cooperative extension service.

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1. Where are the shelters/feeding stations for my neighborhood?
2. As a senior citizen, how can I be better prepared?
3. Do I shut off my gas immediately after an earthquake?
4. What do I do with my pet?
5. How can I prevent carbon monoxide poisoning?
6. How can I survive a power outage?
7. What should I do if a power line falls down?
8. Will my gas heater work?
9. How can I stay warm?
10. How can I safely use alternate heat sources?
11. How should a portable generator be used?
12. How do I keep food safe to eat?
13. How do you treat contaminated water?
14. How do I operate my electric garage door opener?
15. Are there special considerations for people with chronic health problems?
16. Are there any recommended evacuation guidelines?
17. What should I do with my insurance and other vital records to prepare for emergencies?