Summer Picnic Safety Tips

At some point throughout the summer, most of us will spend time outside with family and friends at a picnic or backyard barbecue. If you aren’t careful about handling foods during these cookouts, you’re putting yourself and others at risk for potential food-related illnesses.

A few summer food safety tips:

  • Wash cooking equipment, dishes and utensils between uses.
  • Wash cutting boards after working with raw meat, always clean the grill’s surface after each use.

Store all perishables in a cooler with ice on top, not just underneath, and never eat anything that has been left out of a refrigerator or cooler for more than two hours.

Click here to view Stellar’s June Healthy Living Calendar.