Food Safety at a Picnic

We’re full swing into summer and that means lots of picnics and events with your family and friends. Whether you’re hosting a picnic or attending it, food safety is important! Here are a few tips to remember.

Cook To Proper Temperatures

For meats, you want to make sure you’re cooking to the proper temperature before serving. Know what that temperature is and use a food thermometer to ensure you reached that minimum internal temp.

Be Aware of Foods and Temperatures

If you have the ability to keep foods indoors, that is strongly recommended. If not, be aware of the food that is at the picnic. Foods that need to be chilled, need to remain chilled. A great idea is placing them in something that allows there to be ice or ice packs under them. Hot foods should be kept in crockpots.

Manning the Grill

If you’re using a grill at your picnic, keep it top of mind. An average of 9,600 house fires are started from grilling outside. For more safety tips, check out our past blog.

No matter how you’re spending your summer, be sure to enjoy it! Should you find you need any insurance assistance throughout the Reading, PA and Berks County PA areas, be sure to contact us. We are here to handle all of your insurance needs!

Rothenberger Insurance Services is a full-service insurance company that specializes in all personal and commercial insurance services. We are located in West Reading and help many individuals and businesses in and around West Lawn, Wyomissing and Reading.

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