Monday Health Minute | Published August 18, 2014

Picnic safety

Picnic safety

  • Don’t leave foods unrefrigerated for more than two hours. If the ice has melted in the cooler, discard the food
  • Keep the cooler in the air conditioned part of the car instead of the trunk
  • Pack raw meats on the bottom so they don’t drip on other foods, and store them in sealed plastic bags
  • A full cooler will stay cold longer than one that is partially full. Use a smaller cooler if necessary
  • Use a separate cooler for drinks so the one containing food won’t be opened and closed constantly
  • Regarding food safety: when in doubt, throw it out

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