Burger grilling is no joke. Food safety must-knows

Fourth of July celebrations may be back to normal for Americans as U.S. coronavirus cases drop and more than half (57%) of American adults are fully vaccinated. With typical holiday celebrations comes fireworks, barbecues and lots of food. 

Several food experts are warning Americans not to let the holiday excitement distract them from food safety protocols. Bacteria, food poisoning and poorly cooked meals can easily ruin a celebration.

“Rates of foodborne illness tend to increase during the summer months because germs grow faster in warmer, more humid weather. People also cook and eat outside, making shortcuts to food safety tempting because they are away from the convenience of soap and running water at the kitchen sink,” Sandra Eskin, USDA’s Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, said in a news release.

More than half of Americans (57%) plan to grill or barbecue over the holiday weekend –that’s more than those

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Fourth of July barbecue food safety tips: how to keep foodborne bacteria at bay

Fourth of July celebrations may be back to normal for Americans as U.S. coronavirus cases drop and more than half (57%) of American adults are fully vaccinated. With typical holiday celebrations comes fireworks, barbecues and lots of food.

Several food experts are warning Americans not to let the holiday excitement distract them from food safety protocols. Bacteria, food poisoning and poorly cooked meals can easily ruin a celebration.

“Rates of foodborne illness tend to increase during the summer months because germs grow faster in warmer, more humid weather. People also cook and eat outside, making shortcuts to food safety tempting because they are away from the convenience of soap and running water at the kitchen sink,” Sandra Eskin, USDA’s Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, said in a news release.

More than half of Americans (57%) plan to grill or barbecue over the holiday weekend — that’s more than

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The tastiest summer food series, ranked

Oh the hot, sweaty, delicious days of summer.

Whether you’re living through the recent scorching heat wave in the Northeast or Pacific Northwest, summer is often a time of gathering, vacationing, grilling and eating. And you can celebrate the flavors of summertime without ever picking up a wooden spoon by turning to the wild world of summer cooking shows. 

Sure, there are food series on TV all year round, but there’s a certain amount of carefree zaniness that comes with summer programming, from a Fox series that asks bakers to be detectives to a Netflix travelogue that makes fried chicken look sexy. We rounded up five summer cooking shows that are fun, funny and even a bit informative. And if you are so motivated, they might give you some ideas for your next dinner. 

5. ‘Top Chef: Amateurs’

Bravo (Thursdays, 9 EDT/PDT) 

A breezy half-hour series that serves mostly

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