Planning a summer road trip?
Don’t forget food safety! Keep your snacks and meals fresh and safe with these tips:
❄️🛍️ Pack perishable foods, such as meat, poultry, seafood, and dairy products, in insulated coolers with ice packs.
🍱 Separate raw meats from ready-to-eat foods to prevent cross-contamination.
🖐️🧼 Wash your hands before and after handling food, and use hand sanitizer when water is not available.
How to handle the BBQ season 🔥🍆🍖
Ensure your barbecue is a hit by following these few tips:
🧼 Clean the grill before and after each use to prevent bacteria buildup
🍗 Cook meats thoroughly (use a food thermometer!)
🔥 Use a moderate heat and monitor the grill closely to avoid charring or burning food as it can produce harmful substances.
It’s picnic season! 🧺🌳
Keep your outdoor feasts safe by following these tips:
❄️/ 🔥 Keep cold foods cold and hot foods hot! Perishable foods should not be left at room temperature for more than 2 hours.
🧊🛍️ Store perishables in coolers with ice packs or shaded areas.
🔪 Use separate utensils and cutting boards for raw and cooked foods to prevent cross-contamination.
Who doesn’t enjoy a nice nutritious salad in the summer? 🍓🥦
Remember to wash fruits and veggies under running water before enjoying them, even if you peel them.
❄️Store cut ones in the fridge to maintain freshness, prevent bacterial growth, and protect them from direct sunlight.
Ready for some summer fun? 😎💧🥪
Stay hydrated 🚰 by carrying a reusable water bottle with you wherever you go!
If you’re using a cooler ❄️🛍️, separate beverages 🧃 from perishable foods 🧀 to minimize the frequency of opening and closing, which helps maintain proper temperatures.
🏖️✨ Vacation mode: ON!
Take a moment to assess what’s in your fridge one to two weeks before your vacation:
❄️Use or freeze it: If you have food nearing its expiration date, try to consume it before you leave or consider freezing it to extend its shelf life.
This helps prevent food waste and ensures you won’t return to unpleasant surprises.
Clean and unplug: If you’re going away for an extended period, consider emptying and unplugging your fridge to save energy.
🧼Give it a thorough cleaning with soapy water before you leave.
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