In the event of flooding, having a plan in place for food safety is beneficial. Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help reduce the potential for food waste and reduce the risk of foodborne illness. Here are some tips to keeping your food safe. Food Safety Tips If you know flooding is going to happen, keep an adequate supply of food, water and emergency equipment on hand. For example, here is a list of supplies and tips to start your flood preparation: Canned foods that will feed you (and/or your family) for 4-5 days Hand can opener Fill bathtub and large containers with water. Each person will need a gallon of water per day Camp stove with fuel to operate Flashlights, candles, matches, kerosene lamp Battery-powered radio plus extra batteries First-aid kit Do not save any of the following foods if they have come in contact with floodwater: Fresh produce Meat, poultry, fish and eggs Containers of nuts, spices, and seasonings Canisters or bags of […]