After the Flood — Food Safety Guidelines

Be Food SafeWhen freezers and refrigerators are without power over an extended period of time, or if gardens or food are touched by flood waters, it's important to make sure that any rescued food is safe to eat.

See also:

Garden or Orchard Produce

Packaged and Canned Foods

Refrigerated and Frozen Foods

Take all Precautions

When the Power Returns

Contact Us

If you have any questions, call the Health Department’s Food Safety program at 1-800-439-8550 (toll-free in Vermont) or 802-863-7220, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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