As we get into the unofficial start of the outdoor grilling season, it might be a good idea to make sure you brush up on your food safety knowledge. Be sure to cook your foods to the proper temperature in order to avoid getting sick from any food borne illnesses. It would be wise to invest in a food thermometer and be sure to check the temperature of meats at the thickest part. Use this chart to ensure that you are cooking foods to their proper temperatures. Also, don’t leave your food out in the heat for too long. Perishable foods must be refrigerated at or below 40°F within two hours (only one hour if in weather over 90°F).

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