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Kick Off Grilling Season with Food Safety in Mind

An estimated 128,000 Americans are hospitalized with food poisoning each year.

Amanda Cooper
June 05, 2018 - 5:51 pm
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If you’re traveling to your favorite grilling location in a local park, or merely grilling in your backyard, perishable food items, including raw meat and poultry, need to be handled safely before they hit the grill. An estimated 128,000 Americans are hospitalized with food poisoning each year; that why the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) wants to make sure you and your family avoid food poisoning this summer. 


USDA Food Expert Luis S. Delgadillo called in for an interview on Atlanta Up Close and shared valuable information on how to adequately prepare your food during the summer grilling season.

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Click, Listen, & Learn! 

 

If you listen to the interview, then you are aware of how important it is to ensure that your meat is grilled at the correct temperature. Here is a quick reference video to make sure you remember.

 

Happy Grilling!