Food Safety - Tips & Facts
Keep it sanitary - Do not allow raw meat and fish to come into contact with other foods. Use separate cutting boards, or thoroughly sanitize the one you are using. Wash with hot soapy water, spray with a 5 % solution of chlorine bleach, and air dry. Plastic cutting boards can also be sanitized in the dishwasher.
Marinades and Aluminum don't mix - When using an acid-based marinade, be sure to use only containers made of glass, ceramic or stainless steel or use food-safe plastic zip-lock bags. Do NOT use an aluminum container - It creates a chemical reaction that can darken the food and the aluminum container.
Keep 'em Separated - Use two separate sets of plates and utensils, one set for handling the raw meat and one to use once the meat is cooked and ready to be served.
Wash up - When handling and preparing fresh meat or other foods, always wash hands and the preparation surface areas regularly. This is particularly important for fish, pork and chicken.
Protect your cookware - To save time in the clean-up process, wrap any cookware going on the cooking grid with aluminum foil.
Use another plate so you don't contaminate - Always take a clean platter out to the barbeque with you. Do not put cooked foods back on the plate that the raw meat was on as it may contain bacteria and may contaminate your cooked meat.