We looked to our friends at the CDC for some safety tips to keep in mind when celebrating Independence day this weekend!

Wishing everyone a safe and wonderful 4th of July!!!!

 

 

This summer, to be safe and healthy with your food, follow these tips:

  • If you’re cooking for a large group, follow the USDA’s seven steps to success (PDF).
  • Everyone loves a good hotdog, but barbecues can cause unsafe food preparation. To prevent this, be sure to keep your grilling safe.
  • In the warmer weather, you might be doing more activities outside. If you’re hiking, camping, or boating (PDF), the USDA has guidelines for keeping food safe without limiting your summer outdoor fun!
  • When you’re super hungry after all of your summer activities, it can be hard to be patient for food to be completely cooked! FoodSafety.gov has a helpful guide to safe minimum cooking temperatures.

Image and tips via Foodsafety.gov