Food safety guidelines during a power outage | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Our dependence on electricity becomes most evident when it is gone, and power outages can prove to be infuriating and bothersome.  Although most will be over almost as soon as they begin, some power outages can last much longer. No matter what caused it, whether a storm or damaged power lines, living without electricity creates serious health risks like food poisoning.

Lack of refrigeration leads to food spoilage, but there are steps you can take to minimize risks and keep your family or the customers of your food business as safe as possible.

Before an outage:

Food poisoning can occur from eating food that has not been stored at proper temperatures. If there is a possibility of a power outage that will continue beyond just a few hours, it is best to prepare a cooler with ice to place all your frozen food items. Place food in dry, covered containers at all times.

During an outage:

Try not to open the doors of your refrigerator or freezer unless it is absolutely necessary.  If the door remains closed, a full freezer will hold for up to 36 to 48 hours while a freezer that is half-full can keep food frozen for up to 24 hours. Consume perishable food from the refrigerator first and save food from the freezer for last.

After an outage:

When in doubt, throw away any food especially if they already have an odd smell or color.  Avoid tasting food to determine its safety as bacteria causing food-borne diseases can start growing immediately. Toxins produced by certain types of bacteria cannot be destroyed even by cooking.

Nothing damages food like sudden temperature fluctuations but you can lessen the impact of a power outage by preparing in advance. Now, more than ever, you need to figure out your options on how to keep everyone safe from the health risks associated with power outages, or “brownouts” as they are more commonly referred to here in the Philippines.

This is the main reason why Fujidenzo Home and Commercial Appliances came up with the Brownout Buster. This dual function solid top chest freezer/chiller is equipped with two detachable cooling pads that freeze and store cold temperature to help maintain the coldness inside for up to 10 hours more. It also comes with a glass cover inside to help retain the cold temperature which on normal days, improves the freezing performance of the freezer/chiller helping you save on electricity. It also features a fast freezing mode and outside back condenser for quick freezing. The Brownout Buster also comes with other added features like LED lamps, roller feet, and a key lock for safekeeping.

So you can be sure that you don’t just get an innovative and reliable freezer but an energy-efficient freezer/chiller as well. The Brownout Buster comes with a warranty of 2 years on parts and 1 year on service while the compressor has a 5-year warranty valid for business use supported by over 200 service centers nationwide.

Fujidenzo Home and Commercial Appliances is exclusively distributed by Excellence Appliance Technologies and is available in all leading appliance stores nationwide.  To know more, just drop by any of their showrooms located in Quezon City, Cebu, Iloilo, Davao, and Bacolod, or you may visit their website at and follow their Facebook page at Fujidenzo Appliances.


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