Health Tip: Have a Safe Picnic04/13/12
(HealthDay News) -- Food poisoning can do more harm to your
family picnic than a family of red ants.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these
- Bring a food thermometer to your barbeque and make sure all
foods are cooked to their recommended guidelines for minimum
- Store raw foods and ready-to-eat foods in separate containers
to avoid possible contamination.
- Pack perishable foods separately with an ice pack, making sure
they are stored at a minimum of 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Throw away any food that has been sitting out for more than two
hours, or one hour in temperatures of 90 degrees Fahrenheit or
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