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Have a Happy Fourth of July, with No Foodborne Illness Fallout

When it comes to food safety, hosting a Fourth of July cookout is different from hosting a winter holiday meal, for a variety of reasons. To begin with, summer cookouts are typically held outdoors, the food table is often set up outside, the sun is shining down, and people are in a festive mood. Once… Continue Reading

Holiday Cookouts: Add Liberal Amounts of Food Safety

Ah, summer. Memorial Day is on its way. Time to gear up for picnics and barbecues! Along with shopping lists, recipes and guest lists, here’s something else to put in your holiday file: If you want to be the “hostess with the mostest” or the “host who can boast,” you’ll want to keep food safety… Continue Reading

Wire Grill-Cleaning Brushes Can Pose Food Safety Hazard

6 injuries in past year

Wire bristles from grill cleaning brushes are finding their way into people’s food — and down their throats, according to a new report. Between August of 2011 and June of 2012, six people went to the hospital with internal injuries from wire bristles lodged in their necks or stomachs, according to this week’s Morbidity and… Continue Reading

USDA: ‘Grill It Safe’ This Memorial Day Weekend

Days are getting warmer, baseball season is in full swing, and Memorial Day is fast approaching–all signs that the summer cookout season is nearly upon us. As you welcome summer at your Memorial Day weekend barbecue this year, the U.S. Department of  Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reminds you that no recipe,… Continue Reading

Ready to Barbeque? Reduce Risk When Grilling

For many American families, Memorial Day marks the official opening of barbeque season. Although grilled meat is regarded as traditional American fare — and humans have been grilling food since fire was discovered — frequently eating grilled meats can increase the risk of certain types of cancers. While the risk is relative — it could… Continue Reading