Health Tip: Practice Safe Grilling07/01/11
(HealthDay News) -- Harmful bacteria multiply faster during
warmer weather, making food-borne illness even more of a threat
during the summer grilling season.
The foodsafety.gov website suggests these techniques to reduce
the risk of food-related illness:
- Always wash your hands thoroughly with water and soap before
- Allow meat to marinate in the refrigerator, not on the
- Don't baste food with marinade that was used on raw meat;
reserve some just for basting.
- Use a food thermometer to make sure food is cooked
- Store any raw meat, seafood and fish separate from other food
- Store chilled foods in the refrigerator and keep hot foods
heated until serving time.
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