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Power failures can be critical situations at sites where the environment and public safety are at risk, such as hospitals, restaurants, grocery stores, hotels, etc. The interruption of electrical service is an imminent health hazard in any food service establishment, particularly because it can hamper a facility’s ability to refrigerate and cook foods, as well as sanitize properly.
Steritech’s free power outage recovery tip sheet gives you pointers and answers to your frequently asked questions regarding how to keep food and facilities safe during a power outage.
One of the biggest dangers of a power outage is how it affects food. Temperature abused foods can grow harmful bacteria and spoil, putting people at risk for foodborne illness. Appropriate responses must take place to maintain food safety. Many Time and Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) foods may need to be destroyed if they go out of safe temperature range.
You may find additional helpful information regarding power outage preparation and recovery on the below government website:
FoodSafety.gov Emergency Preparedness website
Steritech can assist you with crisis management planning or power outage recovery, as well as any questions you may have about food safety following a storm. Steritech’s Customer Care Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 800.868.0089 to assist you with any of your needs.