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Use These Outdoor Grilling Food Safety Tips

Nothing beats an outdoor barbeque! Make sure that you and your family are safe this summer every time you grill. 

Wash your hands before doing any food preparation.
Keep every utensil and all cutting surfaces clean. Wash and sanitize cutting boards after cutting meat, poultry, or fish.

Thaw foods in the refrigerator completely before grilling. Never thaw food on the countertop.
Marinate meats in the refrigerator. Once the food is placed on the grill, discard excess marinade. Do not use this leftover marinade to baste food. To use leftover marinade as a sauce on cooked food, it must be brought to a rolling boil for several minutes before serving.

Use a thermometer to check the internal temperature of cooked meats. Beef should be cooked to at least 145 degrees, pork to 160 degrees, and poultry to 170 degrees. Ground meat should be cooked to 160 degrees.

Transfer cooked foods from the grill to a clean plate or platter. Do not place cooked foods on a surface that has held raw meats.

If food is left out for more than two hours, it should be discarded.

At Enclave at Woodbridge Apartments in Sugar Land, Texas, we believe it’s important to live life vigorously. In order to do so, you must educate yourself regularly with lifestyle-enhancing tips such as these. With this blog post, we seek to improve your way of life through education that promotes self-care.

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