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Tag: Summer

The summer is now in full swing with cookouts, picnics, and potluck reunions! When planning menus for these events, remember to factor in food safety when cooking meals for large groups. By following our basic food safety tips, you can ensure that your guests won’t be felled by a foodborne ...

Posted in: Food Safety
Tagged: Food Prep | Summer | Buffet

Picnics and barbecues with family and friends are part of summer fun. Make sure they stay fun by remembering that foodborne bacteria can multiply rapidly in summer temperatures. To protect against foodborne illness when eating outdoors, follow these simple food safety guidelines for transporting ...

Posted in: Seasonal
Tagged: Summer | Holiday

You’re out on the boat at last, and looking forward to catchin’ some rays and maybe even some fish. The last thing you need is food poisoning.

But like a lot of boaters, you could be taking chances. Too much sun on a hot day can make perishable food dangerous.

Perishable food and ...

Tagged: Boating | Summer | Water | Fish

No ants, no bees, no food poisoning!  What better way to celebrate a beautiful summer day than with a picnic outside at the park, at the beach or even in your own backyard.  Here are some tips to keep your picnic perfectly safe:

Tagged: Picnic | Summer

Questions received to USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline about grilling meat and poultry increase during spring and summer months.  In anticipation of the unofficial beginning of the summer grilling season on Memorial Day weekend, I have put together some of the most frequently asked questions that ...

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