By Phoebe Janflone, CDC Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases
The holidays often mean family, fun, and food. But beware – bacteria can lurk in holiday buffet goodies and cause foodborne illness. Follow these guidelines for group platters to protect your guests from harmful foodborne bacteria.
By Howard Seltzer, FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, and Diane Van, Manager, USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline
Summer brings out barbecue grills—and bacteria, which multiply in food faster in warm weather and can cause food poisoning (also known as foodborne illness). Following a few simple guidelines can prevent an unpleasant experience.