: News

Power Outage? How Long Food Will Last

Play associated audio

By Max Cole

Meat, dairy, and other perishable foods are the first to go and health officials say they should be thrown out after four hours without refrigeration.

Jack Guzewich with the Food and Drug Administration says even condiments can go bad.

"Some of the salad dressings and pickles and things like that probably will last a little longer, but even those, it's not worth the risk by this length of time since it's been more than 12 hours since they've lost their power for a lot of people," he says.

Guzewich says food stored in freezers can last for up to two days without electricity if the freezer is full and remains closed.

NPR

'Theeb' Looks At Middle East History Through The Eyes Of A Bedouin Boy

The Oscar-nominated film is set in 1916 Saudi Arabia, a pivotal time in the region. Director Naji Abu Nowar says he wanted to explore "how strange and surreal it must have been" for the Bedouins.
NPR

Beer And Snack Pairings: A Super Bowl Game Everyone Can Win

Which beer goes with guacamole? How can a brew complement spicy wings? Two craft beer experts share their favorite pairings and help us take our Super Bowl snack game to the next level.
NPR

#MemeOfTheWeek: Bernie Or Hillary. Sexist or Nah?

A series of fake campaign posters locking Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton was just supposed to be funny, said the meme's creator. Except a lot of people thought it was sexist.
NPR

Twitter Says It Has Shut Down 125,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts

The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network "to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits."

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.