Food Safety this Summer

The summer is a great time to get outdoors, be active and even cook and dine al fresco! There are so many ways to enjoy the beautiful weather and the great outdoors, but when it comes to your meals and snacks, make sure you are staying safe.

There is something called the a Danger Zone: the temperatures at which food-borne bacteria can grow and multiply rapidly. These bacteria can make those who consume the contaminated food seriously ill. So how do you avoid this? Keep the hot foods hot and keep your cold foods cold. Keep foods out of this danger zone to avoid bacterial contamination.

This 4th of July weekend, whether you are barbecuing or packing a picnic, make sure you follow food safety protocols! Keep foods out of the "danger zone" (between 39 and 140 degrees) by cooking them to their proper internal temperature or sticking them in the fridge or freezer. Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

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