Food Agriculture & Nutrition Network of Solano County
By Charlotte M. Cantrell, 2016 Napa State Hospital Dietetic Intern
Barbecue and picnic season is quickly approaching as summer is right around the corner! When the weather warms up we have more opportunities for outdoor activities with family and friends; however we often forget about safe food handling. Below I will explain the importance of food safety in summer and will list practical tips to help protect you and your loved ones from foodborne illnesses (a.k.a. “food poisoning”).
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the prevalence of foodborne illness doubles during summer months... but why?