VDACS News Releases
June 29, 2017
July 4th is Coming; Keep Your Food Safe for a Happy, Healthy Holiday
Contact: Elaine Lidholm, 804.786.7686
Foodborne illnesses increase during the summer because bacteria multiply faster in warmer temperatures and grilling outdoors presents special food safety challenges. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services encourages backyard chefs to brush up on the basics of safe grilling for summertime outdoor cooking.
The same food safety concepts that apply in the kitchen apply outdoors:
Remember to make food safety an essential ingredient every time you shop, prepare, cook or store food and take extra precautions when eating outdoors. Find additional food safety information here.
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