Planning a Picnic? Check Out Summer Food Safety Tips from the University of Delaware

In *All, Youth, Family, & Communities by Ag is America

Summer might be the time for picnics and barbecues, but warmer temperatures, preparing meals, and eating food outside increases the risk of foodborne illnesses. So before you break out your barbecue grill for the summer, check out these tips from the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension to keep your cookout safe:

  • Cook: Grilled food might taste better but guessing when food is cooked through can be dangerous. Make sure to use a meat thermometer to accurately measure the temperature of cooked meats.
  • Chill: It might be hot out but make sure your food stays cool and below 40 degree Fahrenheit to keep perishable foods safe. Try a cooler full of ice or frozen water bottles!

Looking for more tips? Read the rest of University of Delaware Extension’s summer food safety tips here.

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