Undoubtedly, summers are good for picnics and barbecues. Americans celebrate summers by eating outdoors. But warm temperatures also cause food contaminations resulting in illness. The below infographic suggests multiple safeguards to ensure safe and happy summer grilling.
Statistics show that although 82% of Americans feel confident about food safety but each year around 47.8 million people are affected by foodborne illness causing 3,037 deaths each year. There fore, foodborne illness has become more common than you think.
Raw meat could contain bacteria which can cause foodborne illness when not cooked properly. As we all know, heat kills bacteria, so ensure to cook steak at 145° F, ground beef at 160° F and chicken at 165° F. Hand-washing for at least 20 seconds is the best strategy against food contamination. Always keep food warm at more than 100° F so that bacteria can not grow.