Grilling and Barbecue (BBQ) Food Safety
Grilling or barbecuing is a fun way to cook and serve food. But they can also be a means to transmit disease if care is not taken in how the food is handled.
- Safe Grilling
Fact sheet about handling food safely when grilling.
- Barbecue and Food Safety: USDA
Cooking outdoors was once only a summer activity shared with family and friends. Now more than half of Americans say they are cooking outdoors year round. So whether the snow is blowing or the sun is shining brightly, it's important to follow food safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness. Use these simple guidelines from the USDA for grilling food safely.
- Barbecue Safety (PDF): UMN
When grilling, foods can be very susceptible to bacteria and other harmful pathogens. A key factor in keeping your food safe when grilling is proper preparation.