Keep Hot Foods Hot and Cold Foods Cold

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As we enter into prime BBQ and grilling season, it's important to pay attention to food temperatures.  At picnics this time of year, it’s easy to let foods sit at “room temperature” for too long.  However, if foods are kept between 41 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit for over an hour, they are at higher risk to develop bacteria, leading to foodborne illness.  Avoid this temperature range for the best health.

Colleen Forrest, RDN, LDN
Spectrum Health Services, Inc.