Food Safety at Barbecues and Picnics

‘Tis the season for picnics and barbecues. I’m eager to eat a juicy burger, flavorful baked beans, and refreshing watermelon. What I’m not eager for is foodborne illness, a surprisingly common consequence of improper food handling at these gatherings.

Fortunately, several commonsense measures can keep us safe as we enjoy our favorite foods at cookouts this summer.

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Food Safety at BBQs and Picnics | Enlist these commonsense measures so you can enjoy your favorite foods at cookouts this summer without fear of contracting foodborne illnesses.

It’s that simple! While you’re keeping your cookout free of foodborne illness, consider using some strategies for healthier grilling.

Are you ready for summer barbecues and picnics? What is your favorite food to eat at these gatherings?

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  1. What a great way to present this information! I can never remember what temperature to cook meats to, so I’m going to print this and put it on the front of the fridge so I can refer to it when using the grill.

    • Shannon says:

      Thanks, Rosie. I have trouble remembering the temperatures, too. Hopefully this helps us both!

  2. These are great tips in a handy form. I am craving watermelon now that you’ve mentioned it! I still haven’t had any yet this year! Stopping by from Motivation Monday. Hope you have a great week!

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