Although having nonperishable food items and coolers on hand is always a plus, there are some general rules to follow when deciding what food is still good to eat after being stored in a fridge that has lost power. Temperature is key when figuring out if your food is still in good shape to eat. Of course, shelf-stable foods like canned vegetables, fruits, and meats that do not require certain temperatures for storage are all safe to eat during power outages as well. Otherwise, you should safely dispose of the food to avoid food poisoning or other adverse reactions that consuming them may cause. Alexis Morillo News Writer Alexis Morillo is the News Writer at Delish.com where she covers breaking food news and viral food trends.