St. Luke’s Dietitian Offers Summer Food Safety Tips

St. Luke's Clinical Dietitian Mary Cherne Offers Important Tips to Remember When Preparing Your Summer BBQ

DULUTH, Minn. – Independence Day falls on a Wednesday this year and many folks will be firing up the grill to help celebrate, but St. Luke’s in Duluth says it’s important to remember a few simple safety tips when it comes to setting out your favorite picnic foods.

Monday morning, St. Luke’s Clinical Dietitian Mary Cherne stopped by FOX 21 Local News to share a few main tips to remember.

Cherne says it’s important to never cross contaminate.

Make sure to have separate cutting boards and utensils for beef, pork, chicken, etc. and vegetables.

Always wash cutting boards and utensils with hot water and soap, or use a dishwasher if available for best sanitation.

Cherne tells FOX 21 it’s always best to have a meat thermometer to make sure your meats are properly cooked.

If it’s hotter than 90 degrees, food can only sit out for one hour before it must be tossed out.

Click here for more information on food safety tips from St. Luke’s.

Categories: Community, Education, Health, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News