The Central Board of Health(CBH) is advising the general public that during the hurricane season it is very important to practice good food safety measures.

Prolonged power outages and flood damage are two of the biggest risks to your food. Illness-causing bacteria grow in temperatures between 41° F and 140° F. We call these temperatures the “Danger Zone” for food.

Bacteria that develop at these temperatures generally do not alter the taste, appearance, or smell of the food but can make you sick. During this hurricane season, families can use the following tips to prevent foodborne illness.