After a long winter and a late spring it’s hard to believe it, but summer is on its way; and with it comes warmer weather. As soon as the mercury starts to rise many people have picnics and cookouts on their mind.
When you take your cooking and eating outdoors it’s easy to introduce a few more risk factors for food borne illness, like inadequate hand washing, improper food handling, and not cooking food thoroughly enough to kill the offending germs.
As a result, incidents of food borne illness tend to increase during the summer months. That’s not a good thing.
However, if you keep in mind some basic food safety tips you can enjoy picnics and cookouts without fear of getting sick, or causing someone else to get sick. Take a look at the tips I have posted at Not Quite Amish today and keep your food safe this summer! Read about them here.
What steps do you take to keep food safe while you’re cooking outside? Leave a comment below and share your ideas. I’d love to hear them! Check back often for more healthy ideas.