1) CleanWash you hands often! Sanitize and clean your sinks and counter tops. Rinse all fruits and vegetables before eating them - even if they are organically grown.
Check what foods you’re preparing: Keep raw meats and ready-to-eat foods separate from each other to avoid cross contamination.
Cook to the proper internal temperatures. Use a food thermometer to check the temperature. Be sure your thermometer is sanitized, clean and calibrated so your temperature is accurate.
Refrigerate food right away. The temperature should be below 41°F. A thermometer in your refrigerator makes it easy to check.
Easy Food Safety Tips
Get yourself a few food thermometers and a refrigerator thermometer if you don't have them already. Remember my food safety 4 C’s: Clean, Check and separate, Cook to the proper internal temperature and Chill in the fridge at a cool temperature below 41°F and above 32°F [32°F (0°C) is freezing].
Enjoy your summer in good health. Follow GardenCuizine's 4 C’s of Summertime, all the time! Help your family and friends be food safe. Share this link with those you care about: Homefoodsafety.org.
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Grilling Guide/Safe temperatures for foods
Use a Food Thermometer
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