6 Food Safety Tips for Your Next Cookout

July 31, 2015

August is right around the corner, and if you’re planning a cookout or picnic for the dog days of summer, here are some tips from the Partnership for Food Safety to help keep you and your family and friends from getting sick.

1. Wash Your Hands

Always wash your hands before and after handling food. Proper hand-washing, as described in the Food Code, involves running warm water and using soap on your hands for at least 20 seconds. If running water isn’t available, you can use hand sanitizer.

 

2. Follow the Two-Hour Rule

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