Don't Let Summer Grilling Make You Sick

Summer heat can put you at risk for foodborne illness. Learn how to protect yourself at your next cookout.
Aug 6, 2012
Nichol Nelson hails from Minnesota, but has worked in food journalism in New York and Los Angeles for more than a decade. She served as an editor with Gourmet magazine for six years, and has contributed to several other digital and print food publications.

Don’t Let Your BBQ Make You Sick: A TakePart Infographic

Summer is the prime season for grilling, but handling food in hot temperatures can lead to trouble. Bacteria thrive at high temps, leaving you and your guests at risk for foodborne illnesses.

But don't throw out your picnic plans just yet. We've got some easy tips for keeping your summer grilling safe so you can fire up the barbecue with confidence. (You can even serve that potato salad!)

Whats on your summer grilling menu? Tell us in the comments

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