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National Grilling MonthOutdoor Grilling
University of Illinois Extension.
Grilling is a great way to prepare meals. However, it is important to always follow food safety and preventative measures. This resource provides simple grilling guidelines to prevent foodborne illness from marinating to cleaning up.
Barbecue and Food Safety
USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service offers these safety guidelines to when grill. Some include: marinating, transporting, reheating, leftovers, and much more helpful tips.
Grilling Safety Tips (PDF | 423 KB)
NFPA. Public Education Division.
Provides safety tips for using charcoal grills, propane grills, and other outdoor grill equipment.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Whether you fire up the grill for weekend entertaining or use it each night, think of your grill as an extension of your kitchen. Follow the same food safety steps both inside and out.
Keep Food Safe During Grilling Season (PDF | 72.7 KB)
North Dakota State University.
Use this fact sheet to learn how to keep your food safe while grilling.