Cinco de Mayo Group Cooking Food Safety

Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) has become increasingly popular and is celebrated by hosting large parties, cooking delicious traditional Mexican foods, and drinking margaritas. But, to protect your party guests from foodborne illnesses, follow important food safety procedures and principles.

Food Safety While Camping and Hiking

If you go camping or hiking for several days we recommend that you plan ahead and follow food safety principles and procedures. Enjoy a few fun days with your family or friends free of food poisoning.

Food Safety for Grilling Ground Beef

Ready to start grilling? Remember, only when ground beef is cooked to an internal temperature of 160 °F (71.1 °C), will bacteria be killed and thus safe to eat – so as to avoid foodborne illness.

BBQ and Grilling Food Safety Tips

Whether it’s hot or cold, it’s important to follow food safety guidelines while grilling to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness. Use these simple guidelines for grilling food safely:

Food Safety Tips for National Picnic Day

National Picnic Day (April 23rd) is a great day for everyone to enjoy a meal outside. If you’re planning a picnic with friends or family, make sure you follow certain food safety principles and procedures to ensure foodborne illness does not intrude into your fun.

Food Waste Awareness on Earth Day

Food waste is a huge problem and has a direct negative impact on the environment. On Earth Day (April 22), strive to do your part and spread awareness about this prominent and often overlooked issue.

Brush Up on Food Safety Before Firing Up the Grill

Grill masters, make sure you brush up on proper food safety practices before firing up the grill for the season to avoid food illness. Eating outdoors in warmer weather presents a food safety challenge. Bacteria in food multiply faster at temperatures between 40°F and 140°F, which makes the basics of food safety especially important.

Food Allergy Awareness

There is no cure for food allergies. Strict avoidance of food allergens — and early recognition and management of allergic reactions to food — are important measures to prevent serious health consequence.

Weddings and Catering Food Safety

Food safety is a great concern for those preparing and serving the meal for wedding guests. Keeping hot foods at the required serving temperatures and cold foods to keep from spoiling can be achieved through the proper use of food safety procedures and techniques.