Nearly one in six Americans get food borne illness every year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that risk of foodborne illness increases during summer months as the weather warms (making food more susceptible to spoiling) and as more people cook and entertain outside. The USDA recommends four rules for summer food safety: clean, separate, cook and chill.
According to TV chef personality and cookbook author Aida Mollenkamp, the first step for food safety is to grill smart, “Don’t let a food safety slip ruin your barbecue. Remember the Chicken ABCs – ‘Always Be Careful.’ Never defrost meats on the counter. Prepare two marinades: one for raw meat and one for basting. Designate one colored cutting board for meat. Use separate tongs for raw and cooked poultry. Sanitize your kitchen and utensils. These tips can ensure your barbecue is a success. What’s my key to great grilling? I always choose quality ingredients that are natural, fresh, local and humanely raised because I think they taste better.”
In this video, Aida Mollenkamp shares food safety tips and showcases a favorite chicken recipe – perfect for summer grilling – prepared with American Humane Certified™ Foster Farms fresh chicken.
More About Aida Mollenkamp: California chef Aida Mollenkamp has been cooking, eating, and engaging in all things food since she was a teen. She attended Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration then Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Formerly the Food Editor at CHOW magazine, Aida is featured on Food Network’s Ask Aida and Cooking Channel’s foodCrafters. Her cooking style is West Coast eclectic – combining fresh, seasonal, whole ingredients with the ethnic flavors of contemporary California. In 2012, she released her first cookbook, Keys To The Kitchen.
For full recipe and other grilling recipes from Aida Mollenkamp, visit www.fosterfarms.com.
SOURCE Foster Farms