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Barbecue season is back

photo of family enjoying a picnic.Barbecue the safe way

Summer is 'al fresco' dining season!

It's no coincidence that food-borne illnesses increase during the summer months. The bacteria that can cause food poisoning thrive in a warm environment – and food at picnics or outdoor barbecues can easily be left in the dangerous temperature range for too long.

Know how to properly prepare and store your summer meals, and enjoy a healthy summer.

  • Camping and picnics: Tips on packing and preparing food and on safe drinking water.
  • Outdoor events: Planning to feed a big crowd? Know your responsibilities.
  • Barbecuing: Safe handling, preparation and cooking meat on the grill prevents illness
  • Cooking temperatures: An easy-to-read table for the recommended temperatures.



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