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Food demand is soaring in Texas amid a deadly winter storm that’s left 500,000 without power, unable to eat what they may have had in the fridge for safety’s sake. In the event of such an emergency, what can you keep and what should you toss? 

Refrigerated and frozen foods may not hold up and have the potential to make consumers sick when the power goes out. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends keeping thermometers in your fridge and freezer to ensure refrigerators are at 40°F or below, and that the freezer remains at 0°F or below. 

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As a deadly winter storm caused major power outages in Texas this week, a restaurant in Plano helped people in its community struggling in the cold.

Bella Italia Ristorante lost power, but still had gas for cooking. So while the restaurant was closed for business, owner Ari Isufaj decided to open the kitchen to prepare free meals of lasagna or spaghetti for anyone in need of a bite to eat.

“We couldn’t sit back and do nothing when our community is hurting,” the restaurant wrote in a Facebook post.

FROZEN HYDRANTS AT TEXAS APARTMENT COMPLEX FORCE FIREFIGHTERS TO SHUTTLE IN

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Portland police officers confronted a group of residents on Tuesday who tried to salvage food that was thrown away by a grocery store, authorities said.

A power outage caused by a winter storm forced workers at the Hollywood West Fred Meyer in Portland to toss thousands of perishable items into two large dumpsters outside the store, police said.

Police said officers responded to a call at about 4 p.m. from a Fred Meyer employee saying that they felt the situation was “escalating.” When officers arrived, the employee told the police that the food was spoiled and unfit for consumption or

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Millions of people have been without power in Texas, but as more lights come back on, it’ll be important to make sure food in refrigerators and freezers are still safe to eat.

Ideally, refrigerators should be at 40°F or below and freezers should be at 0°F or below. When the power goes out, try not to open doors to keep that temperature stable.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, with closed doors, food is safe for four hours in a refrigerator, 48 hours in a full freezer and

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The state’s week of weather hell started with a deadly 133-car pileup outside of Fort Worth. A winter storm unlike any Texas has ever seen quickly followed, and seven days later, millions are without power and reliable water.

And now Texans are running out of food. From farm to table, freezing temperatures and power outages are disrupting the food supply chain that people rely on every day.

Across the state, people are using up supplies they had stockpiled and losing

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What food can you safely eat from your fridge during a power outage, and when’s it time to throw it out? Here’s what the experts recommend.

SAN ANTONIO — As power continues to be shut off for millions of Texans, food is one of the biggest concerns. With it being “slim pickins” for so many across the state right now, we asked the experts — what’s in your fridge that’s still good, what’s in there that could give you some nutrition, and what’s in the pantry that could give you that extra ounce of energy you’ve needed?

Jan Tilley, a

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