You Fail to Keep Foods Chilled
During the barbecue season, the weather creates the perfect environment for E.coli to flourish. Outdoor activities and fun times make us forget that we are at a higher risk to become sick since we can't keep food refrigerated. Anything with dairy should not be sitting out for more than an hour as it could go bad, even if it tastes fine. You need to keep things like your fish, meats, potato salads, macaroni salads and dips in ice to prevent them from spoiling if you do leave them out. On very hot days, these foods should never sit out more than an hour. “Once they have been sitting out, they are no longer safe to put back in the fridge," the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission explained to Everyday Health.