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How to Grill Safely this Summer

One of the awesome things about grilling is that you can grill pretty much anything! Use these tips to enjoy delicious and safely grilled food all summer long.

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Keep Food “Cool for the Summer” to Avoid Foodborne Illness

Rising temperatures bring food safety risks. During warm weather it’s even more important to make sure your food is safe by keeping it “cool for the summer.”

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Three Summer Grilling Food Safety Tips for Grill Masters and Rookies

Here are some important food safety tips for both first-time and experienced grill masters.

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10 Smart Tips to Keep Your Restaurant Leftovers Safe

Here are some food safety tips so you can enjoy your restaurant leftovers without getting foodborne illness.

4 Simple Steps to Food Safety

Clean

Wash hands, utensils and surfaces often. Germs can spread and survive in many places.

Separate

Raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs can spread germs to ready-to-eat foods, so keep them separate.

Cook

Cook to the right temperature. Ensure that foods are cooked safely by always using a food thermometer.

Chill

Refrigerate promptly. Bacteria that cause food poisoning multiply quickest between 40°F and 140°F.

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