(HealthDay News) -- When the power goes out, don't forget about your refrigerator and freezer packed with food that can spoil.
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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these guidelines for keeping your food after you lose power:
- Don't open your refrigerator and freezer doors, if possible. Food will stay longer this way.
- If you don't open your refrigerator, the appropriate temperature may be maintained for at least four hours.
- A fully packed freezer can remain frozen for about two days if the door hasn't been opened. A partially full freezer may stay frozen for one day.
-- Diana Kohnle
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