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Health Tip: Keeping Foods Separate During Grilling

Practices that can help prevent illness

(HealthDay News) -- It's important to prevent cross-contamination of food while grilling.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics advises:

  • Make sure your grill is clean before you begin. Remove any leftover food particles.
  • Don't put cooked food back on the same plate that held raw food. Wash with hot soapy water first, or use a different plate.
  • Use separate grilling utensils to turn food once it's cooked, or thoroughly clean utensils after handling raw food.
  • Never use marinade that contained raw meat to baste cooked meat.

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