Health Minute: Grilling Safety Tips
WPSU’s Health Minute is a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.
Food poisoning peaks in the summer. Here are some tips to make your grilling season safer:
- When shopping, add meat, poultry, and seafood to your shopping cart right before checkout. Keep them in separate grocery bags and below 40 degrees.
- Always wash your hands with soap before and after handling raw foods.
- Don’t cross contaminate. Throw out marinades and sauces that have touched raw meat.
- Use clean utensils and plates when removing cooked foods from the grill.
- Refrigerate leftovers within an hour if the temperature outside is above 90 degrees.
Find more information on safe food handling during warmer months at health.pa.gov.
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