Fox Run's Dining Services Department Offers Summer Food Safety Tips

NOVI, MI (July 30, 2013) -- It's that time of the year for cookouts and picnics. Here are a few food safety tips courtesy Fox Run retirement community's Dining Service Department:  Wash hands before preparing food and between handling raw and ready-to-eat foods.  Keep raw food separate from cooked food.  Prevent cross contamination from marinades. Always marinate raw food in the refrigerator, never on the counter. If you use marinade as a sauce on the cooked food, reserve a portion of the marinade before putting the raw meat or poultry in it.  Use different plates to carry raw meats and cooked meats to and from the grill.  Keep cold food below 40 degrees Fahrenheit and hot food above 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  Cook poultry until the meat is white. Internal temperature is best at 170 degrees.  Cook hamburgers until there are no traces of pink in the center or blood in the juice.  Cook fish until it flakes. Have a great summer