FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - Barbecue Basics: Tips to Prevent Foodborne Illness

Jun 15, 2010, 13:28 ET from U.S. Food and Drug Administration

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Outdoor barbecues are a great summer treat, but they also present a food safety challenge.

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Fortunately, there are many steps consumers can take to keep family and friends from getting a foodborne illness.

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