Independence Day is just around the corner. And, if you’re like millions of Americans, you’ll spend your day grilling up some tasty foods with friends and family. It’s certainly a fun time, but it’s also important to recognize the possible dangers that exist in outdoor barbecues. Indeed, food safety is even more important in the summer, when hot temperatures foster an ideal environment for bacteria to grow at a faster rate.
Luckily, the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) has you covered, with their helpful guide to preventing foodborne illnesses this 4th of July holiday. Click through to check out their 4 basic tips for safer grilling. For even more information on food safety, you can download the USDA’s Ask Karen mobile phone app or check out the web version. You can also call the USDA hotline at 1-888-MPHotline.
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