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Don't let food poisoning disrupt your fun with family and friends this holiday weekend

Fly feet, under-cooked burgers and room-temperature potato salad aren’t the only food poisoning threats on the menu for Memorial Day weekend gatherings. Pools, puppies, and playgrounds are just three of the other potential pathogen vectors that can bring bacteria to the table. But, as with so many foodborne foes, a few simple precautions provide a… Continue Reading

Don’t let pathogens crash your Memorial Day picnic

With the first summer holiday weekend set to begin with the end of the workday today, picnic baskets and grills are already on standby as people across America look forward to outdoor dining as part of their Memorial Day weekend activities. Unfortunately, pathogens are poised to spoil the food and fun. Warm weather, traditional summertime foods,… Continue Reading

Memorial Day Weekend Food Safety Tips From USDA

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and many Americans will celebrate with cookouts, camping, road trips and other activities that involve food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is reminding families to take extra care not to let foodborne bacteria, which grows more quickly in hot weather,… Continue Reading

Take Along These Food Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend

Picnics and barbecues with family and friends often top the list of activities for Memorial Day weekend. Just remember to use some special precautions when you’re preparing and serving food during warm weather to avoid foodborne illnesses such as Salmonellosis. To help prevent foodborne illness: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water before… Continue Reading

Remember Food Safety This Memorial Day – Helpful Tips for Cookouts

As the days grow longer and temperatures rise, it is time to shelve the coats and boots and dust off the grill. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) offers a few helpful tips to avoid unwelcome fooborne bacteria at your next cookout. “When you fire up the grill to… Continue Reading