Thursday, May 30, 2013

Food Safety in the Summer Months

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 6 Americans gets food poisoning each year.

Food poisoning tends to increase during summer months. One reason is that foods tend to be left out longer than they should.

The general rule is that germs can grow in many foods within 2 hours unless you refrigerate them. HOWEVER, during the summer heat, the time decreases down to 1 hour.

Some suggestions for picnic/bbq perishable-
1. Have a separate cooler full of ice for them.
2. Place the cooler in the shade (and out of direct sunlight).
3. Avoid opening the cooler too often.

For more summer safety tips, click here

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