In the summer months, our inclination is to relax outside with friends and family. One thing we need to be certain not to relax, though, is food safety standards.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that food-borne illnesses increase in summer months. It’s understandable—in warm weather, we’re often taking food to picnics or cookouts. And the elements are acting against us, with higher temperatures.
Some tips from FoodSafety.gov:
For more information about food safety in the warm weather months, visit www.foodsafety.gov/keep/events/summervacations/index.html. Here’s hoping you enjoy a food-safe summer!
Dr. O’dell Moreno Owens is the president and chief executive officer of Interact for Health and InterAct for Change. Dr. Owens is a reproductive endocrinologist. He earned an MD, an OB/GYN residency and a master’s of public health degree from Yale University School of Medicine. He also obtained a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at Harvard Medical School. In recent years, Dr. Owens has served as the Hamilton County Coroner, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College President, and Interim Health Commissioner and Medical Director of the Cincinnati Health Department.
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