What better way to enjoy the hot weather than relaxing in your backyard or on your deck, and enjoying summer foods like potato salad, coleslaw, or macaroni salad? But, food poisoning can quickly turn that enjoyment into a trip to the emergency room or extended periods in the bathroom, for you, your family and friends.
To prevent food poisoning, caused by salmonella bacteria, the most common form of food poisoning, special care must be taken when preparing, storing, handling, and eating foods outdoors. Knowing what to do to prevent food poisoning can keep you and your family safe.
Don’t let food poisoning ruin your outdoor fun! Be in the know about food safety!
Here are links to food safety information you need to know:
- Learn ways to prevent Salmonella infection (FoodSafety.gov)
- Eating Outdoors, Handling Food Safely (U.S. Food & Drug Administration)
- Salmonella (Centers for Disease Control)
- Food Safety Fact Sheets (U.S. Department of Agriculture)