Food Safety - BBQ Cooking

Here are some hints and tips for staying safe when cooking outdoors this summer

  • If you are using frozen meat e.g. burgers or sausages make sure these are de-frosted through before cooking
  • Have two sets of BBQ tools - do not use the same tongs or utensils for raw meat and cooked meat
  • Have separate plates for raw food and cooked food
  • Turn meat regularly and make sure it is over the hottest part of the BBQ
  • Cut meat at the thickest part to check it is cooked properly - not pink in the middle and juices run clear
  • Keep food like salads, mayonnaise, yogurt, dips cool until you are ready to eat them