Slideshow: How long can you keep your food once power goes out, comes back?


When the power goes out it is both a blessing and a curse. You get to forcibly disconnect from your phone, computer and television. However, you also have no toilet, heat or the food in your refrigerator could spoil.

How long can the food in your refrigerator stay “fresh” once the power goes out? I explored the recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and broke it down in an interactive slideshow.