Beef, barbecue and burgers: Cooking safely

May is a big month: It’s Hamburger Month, Beef Month and Barbecue Month (and not to mention Chocolate Custard Month, Salsa Month and Egg Month).

With so many foods to celebrate this month, especially burgers and barbecue, we figure it’s a good time to recap some grilling safety facts:


Camping food safety: Mexican food-style

Camping as a vacation option is growing in popularity, especially in the U.S. Nearly one million people took up camping for the first time in 2016, according to a survey sponsored by Kampgrounds of America.

Many of these campers indulged in the usual camping fare: hot dogs, sausages, grilled veggies and kabobs, among other things. […]

Grilling safely this summer

Summertime is great for grilling, picnicking, camping and generally enjoying both the great outdoors and great meals simultaneously. With Canada Day on July 1, and the United States’ Independence Day on July 4, a huge amount of people in North America will be firing up their grills in the near future.

It’s essential to grill […]

Safety matters: Steak

[ SPANISH ] With summer temperatures approaching, it’s only right that we bring our grills out of storage and give them the tender, loving care they deserve. You heard me: it’s time to grill some steaks.


Safety matters: Grilling ground beef

[ SPANISH ] Keep your fingers crossed, wish on your lucky rabbit’s foot, find a four-leaf clover and look for a shooting star. I don’t mean to get you too excited, but spring may finally be here. With Memorial Day less than a week away in the United States, people are pulling their grills out […]

Tailgate food safety – something both teams can agree on

The heat of summer is dwindling, the leaves are turning and in stadiums across the U.S., footballs are flying.

It’s football season and with that comes the beloved tradition known as tailgating, a time to gather, eat good food and take part in some good ol’ fashioned rivalry.

To keep your tailgate a touchdown, check […]

Getting ready to grill? Think food safety

Ahh the long weekend. It’s a time to kick back, relax and have one last big cookout before the end of summer. Keep these food safety tips from and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in mind to make sure your barbecue is food safe.


Keep raw meat separate from ready-to-eat items (e.g., fruits […]

Have a food-safe Fourth of July!

With grills across the nation flaring up for the Fourth of July, it’s important to remember some important food safety facts to keep your celebration from creating less than pleasant memories.


Get ready to grill with these food safety tips

Summer sun and warmer weather have arrived just in time to break out the grill for Memorial Day weekend.

For many, it is a long weekend as Monday marks Memorial Day, a time to remember those who died serving in the U.S. military.

Memorial Day always is the last Monday in May. Many have the […]

Celebrating the Fourth of July food and animal safety-style

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our independence. But to celebrate it properly, make sure you declare your independence from foodborne illness. Check out some tips below to keep your Fourth of July BBQ from taking an icky turn.

Watch out for cross-contamination. Don’t use the same utensils and dishes for raw […]