Daily Archives July 10, 2013

Serving Food Safely in the Summer Months

With summer just barely beginning, its almost guaranteed that you will yourself invited to a summer barbecue or outdoor picnic. The warmer weather conditions may be ideal for some fun in the sun, but they also provide a perfect environment for bacteria and other pathogens in food to multiply rapidly and cause foodborne illness. The following tips will help you to make sure you are serving food safely, and enjoy your summer festivities without a care in the world.

For fresh foods like salads, veggies, and fruit, do your best to keep them cold! Insulated coolers with ice packs or frozen gel packs will keep food colder longer, and will prevent bacterial growth on your snacks! Once you’ve served it, it should not sit out for longer than 2 hours, or 1 hour if the outdoor temperature is above 9...

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