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Health Department Tells People to Take Caution When Cooking for the Holiday

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With the Fourth of July comes barbeques and picnics and the Missoula Health Department reminds people to be cautious with their food.

On the Fourth of July holiday, people stock up on meat to barbeque, cold salads and watermelon, but what do managers say is the number one seller at Orange Street Food Farm?

"We sell beer like you couldn't believe. We will sell this whole shelf and the back stock and they will have to bring in more before the weeks done. It's just a huge week for everyone in grocery," Manager Vanessa Hendrixs at Orange Street Food Farm said.

Along with beer sales, Orange Street sees peak sales of barbeque essentials including meats-- which store butchers remind people to keep chilled to avoid food born illness.

Sue Stewart, a woman who traveled to Missoula for the holiday, agrees that people need to take care of their raw meat during the hot season.

"We also had it in a cooler on ice so it was still good. We will make sure it stays refrigerated up until we barbeque it on the grill," she said.

Stewart is right on track with handling raw meet according to the Missoula Health Department.

If food is not properly handled in the heat, serious health problems may happen.

"One in six Americans get sick from something they eat or drink which is scary since we have the cleanest food supplies." Johnson said to remember USDA guidelines such as washing and separating all your food will keep folks safe when its time to cook.

"Holiday food can be a challenge. We are outside of a normal cooking space which makes things a little difficult. Keep in mind the USDA guidelines of cook, chill, clean and separate," Johnson said.

Johnson also said that people should just use common sense like washing your hands and keeping food out of the heat when cooking this holiday season.

 

 

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