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Food Safety When Eating Outdoors

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- It may already be August, but summer is far from over! There's still plenty of warm and sunny days perfect for picnics and barbecues. Unfortunately, this time of year is also a favorite for foodborne bacteria that cause foodborne illness (also known as food poisoning), which multiply faster at temperatures between 40°F and 140°F.  Follow the tips below to keep your food safe when eating outdoors.

Tips to keep your food safe when eating outdoors.

Before your picnic or barbecue

Packing coolers


Time and temperature 

Don't let hot or cold food sit in the "Danger Zone" (between 40 °F and 140 °F) for more than 2 hours ? or 1 hour if the outdoor temperature is above 90 °F. If they do, throw them away.

Learn more about how you can keep your food safe while eating outdoors:

Contact:  Media: 1-301-796-4540  Consumers: 1-888-SAFEFOOD (toll free)

SOURCE U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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