AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine health officials are issuing a food-safety warning in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.
The state Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that with many power outages lasting more than a day, the potential for contaminated food has risen.
CDC Director Sheila Pinette says Mainers should follow the old adage, “‘When in doubt, throw it out.”
Pinette says if the food has not been refrigerated, looks bad or smells bad, the cautious thing to do is throw it away. Eating or drinking contaminated food or beverages can cause foodborne diseases.