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After a power outage, are my pickles safe to eat?

After a power outage, are my pickles safe to eat?

Hurricanes happen. And lots of other conditions that can knock out power for days. Once power is restored and you’re cleaning out the refrigerator, don’t toss the pickles. Pickles and pickled peppers won’t spoil or otherwise pose a health threat, even if left unrefrigerated for a period of time. They can sometimes ferment – meaning the juice will turn cloudy and the pickles will eventually darken and get soft. If this occurs, just toss, as the flavor and texture will be off. Otherwise, enjoy your pickles!

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