From Memorial Day to Labor Day (and even well into tailgate season), you want to enjoy your food outdoors. But that doesn't mean that you have to leave yourself vulnerable to foodborne bacteria, thanks to these tips from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
"This Memorial Day weekend and all summer long, I encourage families to get outside and enjoy our natural resources, national parks and forests, and the variety of food America's farmers are able to provide," said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. "It's important to remember that bacteria grow faster in the same warm temperatures that people enjoy, so extra care needs to be taken to prevent food poisoning when preparing meals away from home. USDA reminds everyone to use a food thermometer and to take advantage of resources like our FoodKeeper app to help with any food handling questions."
Don't get bit by a stomach bug. Use these tips from the USDA for safe summer eating.