Summer is a great time for picnics, barbeques, and other outdoor events. However, foodborne diseases reproduce rapidly once the temperature heats up. To keep yourself, your family, and your party guests safe this summer, be sure to follow the simple food safety tips discussed in this video.
Food safety is centered around four basic principles: clean, separate, cook, and chill. When preparing food, it’s essential to ensure that your hands, utensils, and surfaces are all clean. You must also be very careful when handling and cooking raw meat—do not use a raw meat plate to serve cooked meat, and use a meat thermometer to ensure that the meat is completely cooked.
If you or someone you know suffers food poisoning this summer, the medical professionals at Northside Hospital will be standing by to provide emergency care. You can call our St. Petersburg Consult-A-Nurse service at (888) 598-9586 if you have any questions.