Holiday grilling: Pandemic forces new precautions
Food safety is more important than ever this year.
for millions of Americans. Nothing says Happy Fourth of July. Like the sizzle of a grill and due to the pandemic, more small groups are expected to barbecue this year, prompting a reminder about food safety from the USDA. We don't want to have have a time. That's a time of celebration. Turn into a time of hospitalization or Cygnus. The department recommends a four step process. Clean, separate, cook and chill, so wash your hands. Keep uncooked meats separate from other food and heat it to the proper temperature. 160 degrees for sausage, 145 for steak, turkey and chicken to 165. Those two pictures are important. We usually think. Is it done? You know, is it palatable? But this is for food safety, so we want to make sure you cook it properly this year. Serving up that food may look a little different. Do not do a pediatric infectious disease. Specialists Dr Frank Esper suggests individually plated food instead to avoid potentially spreading cove in 19 especially when it comes to high touch foods like chips and dip eating and celebrating outside a safer than indoors. But still make sure you're socially distancing. This virus is still out there. It is still infecting people who is still hurting people, staying safe and healthy This Independence Day. Sarah Dahllof, NBC News.