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We’re heading into the Memorial Day weekend and kicking off of grilling season. The USDA’s Janell Goodwin has info on protecting ourselves from foodborne illness. There are about 48 million cases of food poisoning each year. That’s 1 in 6 people this year alone who will become sick from a foodborne related illness. For some, foodborne illnesses can even become fatal, resulting in 3,000 deaths a year. Many of these illnesses are completely preventable just by using safe food handling practices.

Chicken Tacos

Lew Robertson

Food poisoning peaks during warmer months because bacteria have more opportunity to grow. During the summer people naturally spend more time outdoors for things like cookouts and picnics. It’s important to know how to handle food properly during outdoor activities to protect you and your loved ones from foodborne illness.

High Angle View Of Fried Chicken In Plate On Table

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If you want to learn about the proper way to grill food and how to properly maintain suitable temperatures and storage practices then there’s no need to worry! Click the link below and your questions will be answered!

Get Well Wednesday: How To Keep Your Cookout Safe



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