With summer at full swing, leaving perishable foods out for hours can cause serious food bourne illnesses. You should be cautious about what you eat after hours of that left-over pizza sitting out on the counter. Here are a few examples of things that are guaranteed to get you sick 😷, watch out!
• Eggs boiled or raw
Keep your dairy at a cool temperature at all times.
2. Meat (raw)
• Ground beef
Raw or undercooked meat can get you sick, if it feels warm or turns brown you might want to toss it.
3. Seafood (cooked)
• Boiled seafood
• Fried seafood
• Baked seafood
When you cook the seafood keeping it hot can help it last longer, but after a number of hours it should be discarded.
4. Fruits and Veggies
Fresh fruits and veggies should always be washed before use they carry their own bacteria plus all the bacteria they collect while being transported and handled. Eek!
5. Extra Tips
• Cooked foods can always be reheated to kill the bacteria.
• Raw foods should stay cool until ready to cook.
• All perishable foods should be thrown out after 2 hours of sitting out.
If you have more tips for keeping the food safe in the hot months - please, share in the comments!