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4 Barbecue Safety Tips from the USDA

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4 Barbecue Safety Tips from the USDA


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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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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11:19AM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

good but sort of common sense

1:53PM PDT on Jul 6, 2012

cook it till its good and black then there will be no more germs.

9:16AM PDT on Jul 5, 2012

Thanks for the advice! Noted and will be used!!

5:02AM PDT on Jul 4, 2012

thanks for the tips

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3:06AM PDT on Jul 4, 2012

great tips

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7:14PM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

Thanks for the article!

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