- if the cut lasts less than 4 hours: food remains safe to eat;
- if the cut lasts longer than 4 hours:
- a freezer preserves food for up to 24-36 hours;
Always dispose of perishable items which show signs of deterioration (signs of mould or bad odours). Be cautious with perishable food that has been exposed to temperatures above 4°C for over 2 hours.
Never refreeze defrosted food.
Partially defrosted food which shows signs of ice on the surface of the packaging can be put back in the freezer.
Listen to a battery-operated, wind-up or car radio in order to keep up to date with the authorities' recommendations.