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Fourth of July brings outdoor fun, picnics — and opportunity for foodborne bacteria to thrive

The Fourth of July holiday offers opportunities for outdoor fun with family and friends. However, these warm weather events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive. As food heats up in summer temperatures, bacteria multiply rapidly. To protect yourself, your family and friends from foodborne illness during warm-weather months, safe food handling when eating outdoors is critical. Remember...