Chances are, you're planning to celebrate this Fourth of July with a picnic, barbecue, or family cookout. And if that's the case, there are few things you should know about food safety before you light up that grill. We've rounded up a few quick tips for anyone looking forward to a summer barbeque to keep you safe, healthy, and happy.
Keep cold foods cold."Cold foods should be ideally put in shallow containers and then kept on ice to keep them below 40 degrees Fahrenheit," Liz Weinandy, a dietitian at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center, told MedicalXpress.
Keep hot foods hot.While keeping cold foods cold seems like a no-brainer, for some reason, people forget that hot food also requires close watch. According to Weinandy, hot foods should be kept above 160 degrees. Otherwise, you may end up with bacteria growing on your food.