Barbecue Safety

Hot! Hot! Hot! It is barbecue season! Make it Tasty! Keep it Safe! This blog is from our colleagues in the Nebraska Extension Nutrition Education Program. The post also features a tasty fish taco recipe that I’ve made many times myself and a peach salsa recipe (need to try this!). Enjoy!!! Soni

Budget Friendly Blog

Written by Brianna Frickenstein, Extension Assistant

Spring is here and summer is close behind, which means it is time to start barbecuing! It is important to remember the food safety rules (clean, separate, cook and chill) along with other important safety measures while having a barbecue.

From Grocery Store to Home

When shopping, be sure to buy perishable foods last to reduce the time they sit at room temperature. Separate raw meat and poultry from other foods in your shopping cart, and put those foods into a plastic bag to reduce the risk of meat juices dripping onto your other groceries causing cross-contamination. When the cashier is bagging the groceries, make sure your raw meat and poultry are in a separate bag.

Travel home soon after grocery shopping and store perishable foods in the refrigerator or freezer as soon as possible. If you are unable to get those groceries refrigerated…

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