You and Your Health
Healthy U Tip: Practice Safe Grilling
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 cooking.
* Allow meat to marinate in the refrigerator, not on the counter.
* 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 thoroughly.
* Store any raw meat, seafood and fish separate from other food and utensils.
* Store chilled foods in the refrigerator and keep hot foods heated until serving time.