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Old 04-06-2006, 05:58 PM   #11
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Really - that's true. When we went thru our last hurricane where we were without power for 4 days, we had 3 Coleman coolers filled with ice where we had deli meat, eggs, raw poultry, & such stuff. But really - butter, cheese, vegetables, etc., were just fine in the fridge.

In fact, since we stuffed the fridge freezer with bags of ice, everything in there stayed frozen solid for all 4 days as well.

Not to start a war on market storage, but really - supermarkets aren't always a-okay on their storage procedures either.

I really don't think you'll have any problems.
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Old 04-06-2006, 06:19 PM   #12
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Mudbug, you and I think a lot alike.
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Old 04-06-2006, 06:51 PM   #13
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Freezer foods should be fine. Fridge, not sure about that. I wouldnt risk food poisoning, even though I think it would be safe if it was kept cold, I would still be thinking "is it safe", so why bother.
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Old 04-07-2006, 07:07 AM   #14
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Think of it this way. How often does your refrigerator run? When it runs, that means that the temperature inside has risen enough to warrent the machine to lower the temperature. My frig runs at least a couple times an hour. But I use mine a lot; opening the door, storing warm foods.

I guess I have had too much training in food safety. I think about it a lot, towing foods to gatherings and keeping them safe.
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Old 04-07-2006, 08:16 AM   #15
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I know this response it a bit late to help this time around, but for next time, do you have a fridge thermometer? When the power comes back on take a look at the thermometer. Chances are that the temp has not dropped. 4 hours with the doors closed (asssuming the fridge has a good seal) is nothing.
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:17 PM   #16
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Old 04-08-2006, 11:18 AM   #17
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ahem, 'bug, the stuff in your coolers never goes bad. it often improves with age, if ya know what i mean...
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