With the gorgeous weather upon us, barbeques are out of the sheds and ready for action but how do you know if your meat is properly cooked.
BBQ Do's and Don'ts
- Before handling food, cooked or otherwise, wash your hands and any utensils you plan to use, so that bacteria won't be transferred onto safely cooked food.
- Wash salads and raw vegetables well to remove all traces of soil and insects
- Use separate chopping boards, plates and utensils for handling raw and cooked foods
- When preparing your foods for the grill, be careful never to mix different raw foods (i.e. fish and chicken) in the same marinade. Always keep them in separate containers.
- Keep salads and other cooked foods separate from uncooked meat and fish
- Poultry, pork and your homemade burgers should be cooked until they are piping hot all the way through, with no pink meat left and until the juices run clear. This is because these types of meat can contain harmful bacteria throughout, so they must be cooked thoroughly to make them safe
- Cover all food to protect it from dust and insects.