Summer Picnic Safety Tips

At some point throughout the summer, most of us will spend time outside with family and friends at a picnic or backyard barbecue.

If you aren’t careful about handling foods during cookouts, you’re putting yourself and others at risk for potential food-related illnesses.

Stay safe with these simple tips:

  1. Wash cooking equipment, dishes and utensils between uses.
  2. Be sure to clean the grill’s surface after each use and to wash cutting boards after cutting raw meat.
  3. Store all perishables in a cooler with ice on top, not just underneath.
  4. Use one cooler for drinks and one for food.
  5. Never eat anything that has been left out of a refrigerator or cooler for more than two hours.
  6. Invest in a meat thermometer so you can make sure all meat is cooked to the proper internal temperature.

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This article is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to be exhaustive, nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as professional advice. Readers should contact a health professional for appropriate advice. © 2019 Zywave, Inc. All rights reserved.