Thousands of Missourians are still recovering from the winter storms that blasted parts of the state, and the State Health Department is advising that some people might face a little more than inconvenience as a result of the loss of electricity.

Bryan Haugen, an environmental public health specialist with the Department, says some foods that are refrigerated might be dangerous to eat if the foods have been exposed to warmer temperatures for too long. Haugen says any meats or dairy products that have been in temperatures above 45 degrees for extended periods of time could be dangerous to consume and should be tossed out.

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