Labor Day: Grilling Safety Tips

Here are a few simple grilling safety tips that may save more than your dinner.   Before You Begin •Clean your barbecue to avoid grease buildup. Accumulated grease deposits frequently catch fire and are difficult to put out. •Keep the grill at least 10 feet away from your house or trees. •Don’t barbecue in theRead More


Barbecue Basics: Tips to Prevent Foodborne Illness

It’s the season for picnics, cookouts, and other outdoor parties. But eating outdoors in warm weather presents a food safety challenge. Bacteria in food multiply faster at temperatures between 40°F and 140°F, so warmer weather makes the basics of food safety especially important. Wash hands. It seems basic, but not everyone does it. Wash handsRead More


Grilling Safety Tips

Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But fire anywhere else can make your summer barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons. Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors. The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings andRead More