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!
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