In honor of Labor Day, many people in the U.S. will share good company, fun and food. Unwanted guests can crash the picnics and parties, though, if hosts don’t pay attention to food safety basics.

Most foods that are prepared for outdoor gatherings are not properly cooled, according to public health officials. Not cooling just-cooked …

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