Get Ready to Grill Safely!

Are you ready to cookout this weekend? Are you hosting a big grill out for Memorial Day? Do you have to bring a food dish to pass at a family gathering? Well if you said yes to any of these scenarios then food safety is a concern. Here are some food safety tips to consider:

  • Keep cold foods cold and hot foods hot.
  • Separate food categories; meats, vegetables, fruits, dairy, etc.
  • Always wash your hands when dealing with raw meat!
  • Refrigerate or freeze leftovers into small portions within two hours of cooking.
  • Be smart. Keep foods apart. Don’t cross-contaminate.
  • Use a food thermometer to ensure your meat is cooked correctly.
  • Clean cooking utensils & cutting boards between prepping food groups
  • Danger Zone of food is (40◦F- 140◦F) and when foodborne bacteria starts to grow.

Everybody has a role to play in keeping food safe. Check out the following infographic from the CDC.