Fall weddings continue to grow in popularity, and the most popular wedding day of this year falls on October 19th.
Don’t overlook a very important part of the celebration – food safety. To help prevent food illness from happening at your wedding reception, it is important to put some research into food safety and which questions to ask the caterer for your big day.
National Farmer’s Day is observed annually on October 12th as a day to pay tribute to all farmers throughout American history who put food in the grocery stores and on our tables every day. Support your local farmer by shopping at a farmers market.
Food safety rules for farmers markets and vendors widely differ from state and local governments. To ensure food safety, there are basic guidelines that you should follow to ensure that – not only farm-fresh food – but all the food you buy is safe.
Grill masters, make sure you brush up on proper food and fire safety practices before firing up the grill.
Cooking outdoors in warm weather presents a food safety challenge. Not not only does bacteria multiply faster in warmer temperatures, but preparing food outdoors makes safe food handling more challenging.
Picnics are a great way to promote healthy habits, enjoy the outdoors, and spend time with family. But, food being prepared outdoors, with the increased temperature, and without home safety controls can lead people to get sick.
So, be sure to follow food safety principles and procedures to ensure a food illness does not ruin your time.