Condiments and Spreads

Many kitchen staples will survive a power outage. Peanut butter and jelly, relish, mustard, ketchup, soy sauce, Worcestershire and barbecue sauce are all safe, as are vinegar-based salad dressing.

These items should be discarded if they are open and are held at 50 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer for more than 8 hours:

  • Jars of tomato sauce
  • Cream-based salad dressings
  • Fish sauces
  • Mayonnaise
  • Tartar sauce
  • Horseradish