Do you enjoy going to barbecues or celebrations during the summer time, especially, around holidays? Did you know that you are more likely to eat contaminated food when temperatures outside are warmer? During the summer months many families and friends are getting together to hang out, have cookouts, attend celebrations, or have a party. Most of the time people are busy socializing or spending time together, often times people don’t realize that food is being left out for extended periods of time. When you leave food out for extended periods of time, especially during the summer months, it can increase your chances of eating contaminated food and becoming ill. Bacteria thrives in warmer temperatures and is undetectable to the human eye. When in doubt toss it out, it is better to waste food than to eat food that has been contaminated with bacteria.
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