Are you looking forward to a wonderful summer? Beaches, warm weather and of course – BBQ’s.
Along with the relaxing atmosphere and ease of preparing a BBQ dinner or picnic for friends and family come some well known risks. You are likely aware that e.coli and salmonella can cause symptoms that range from mild discomfort to life threatening emergencies. But why is this more common during summertime meals and how can you protect your loved ones without ruining your summer?
During the summer when we are picnicking or having a BBQ we are not preparing a meal with the usual amenities we have in the house – sink, oven, fridge. Because of this we are more likely to forget to wash hands, store food properly or even grab a clean plate to serve food.
Here are some ways you can protect yourself from summertime dining outdoors:
From the grocery store, to the cart, to the fridge, to the table – keep meats and other food separated.
Always wrap meats even when thawing to prevent the juices from dripping onto other foods, especially produce. Produce has been identified as a culprit in some food poisoning...