Summer Safe Food Practices

Let’s not forget food safety practices to prevent foodborne illnesses commonly known as food poisoning

July 7, 2020
Summer Safe Food Practices

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By Steven John

Every year, millions of Americans celebrate summer weekends by cooking on the grill.

While this summer maybe a bit different because of Covid-19 let’s not forget food safety practices to prevent foodborne illnesses commonly known as food poisoning.

Incidents of foodborne illness surge during the summer because harmful bacteria multiply more quickly in a hot and humid climate, and more people are eating outside, away from the conveniences of the kitchen that help them stay safe.

Chrystal Okonta-USDA Food Safety Expert came on the program to offer some food safety tips for the summer.

You can visit www.FoodSafety.gov to learn more about food safety practices.

Listen to the interview in this segment of Eye on the Community.