Food Exposed to Temperatures above 5°C Unsafe to Eat – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has categorised foods exposed to temperatures above 5 °C (41 °F) for over 2 hours can become unsafe to eat.

The organisation made this known yesterday, June 7, in posts shared via X to commemorate the 2024 World Food Safety Day themed, “Food safety: prepare for the unexpected”.

WHO wrote on X: “If there has been a power outage in your area, refrigerated or frozen food may not be safe to eat. Products can become unsafe if they have been exposed to temperatures above 5 °C for more than two hours.

“After four hours of a power cut, the following apply: Throw out all perishable foods in your fridge, such as meat, poultry, fish, and leftovers

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