Fourth Of July Food Safety Tips And Guidelines

By | June 20, 2017

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Do you sometimes find yourself guessing if your grilled burgers, steaks, or chicken is done just by the way it looks? Well here at iHoliday we are all about helping you become the best Grill Master King or Queen you can be this summer, and that includes protecting yourself and your guests from any foodborne illnessess during the upcoming warm weather months.

Following these simple step by step Summertime Food Safety Tips and Guidelines (with the help of a food thermometer) can help keep you and your family and friends stay safe from foodborne illness during your summer gatherings.

GRILL TIMES & TEMPERATURES

FISH

  • Internal temperature: 145° F.
  • Cook with high direct heat for 10 minutes per inch of thickness, measuring at the thickest point.

BEEF

  • Internal temperature: 160° F.
  • Steak – cook with high direct heat for 5-8 minutes per side for medium, 10 minutes per side for well done.
  • Burgers – cook with medium direct heat for 4-6 minutes per side.
  • Ribs – cook with medium indirect heat for 1½-2 hours.
  • Roast – cook with medium indirect heat for 18-22 minutes per side.

PORK

  • Internal temperature: 145° F.
  • Pork chops – cook with high direct heat for 7-8 minutes per side.
  • Pork loin – cook with high direct heat for 7-12 minutes per side.
  • Ribs – cook with medium indirect heat for 1½-2 hours.
  • Roast – cook with medium indirect heat for 18-22 minutes per side.

POULTRY

  • Internal temperature: 165° F.
  • Boneless chicken breast – cook with high direct heat for 8-12 minutes per side.
  • Chicken wings – cook with medium to high direct heat for 8-12 minutes per side.

FIRE SAFETY

Make sure your summer cookouts are fun and safe with these fire safety tips.

  • Before using your grill, place it at least 3’ away from other objects, including the house and any shrubs or bushes.
  • Only use starter fluid made for barbecue grills when starting a fire in a charcoal grill.
  • Before using a gas grill, check the connection between the propane tank and the fuel line to be sure it is working properly and not leaking.
  • Never use a match to check for leaks. Instead, rub soapy water onto the gas hose and turn the gas on. If there is a leak, you will see bubbles appear. If your hose leaks, buy a new hose before using the grill again.
  • Never bring a barbecue grill indoors or into any unventilated space. This is both a fire and carbon monoxide poisoning hazard
  • Keep a garden hose or a bucket of water nearby to put out a flame in an emergency or to use on a burn.

 

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