Summer and outdoor eating go hand in hand. Picnics, BBQs and family reunions are the name of the game. But before you fire up the grill, make sure you’re prepped on how to protect your diners from nasty foodborne illnesses.
According to a 2012 survey by the International Food Information Council Foundation, 94 percent of Americans believe the family members who prepare food in their homes are doing a good job. But according to the CDC, one in six Americans—or 48 million people—still get sick from foodborne illnesses. What’s worse? Around 3,000 die from these diseases, which are caused by nasty pathogens like salmonella—which can show up in common items such as eggs and poultry.
Click through to find out how to keep everyone safe at your next summertime get together.
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