(HealthDay News) -- It's important to prevent cross-contamination of food while grilling.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics advises:
- Make sure your grill is clean before you begin. Remove any leftover food particles.
- Don't put cooked food back on the same plate that held raw food. Wash with hot soapy water first, or use a different plate.
- Use separate grilling utensils to turn food once it's cooked, or thoroughly clean utensils after handling raw food.
- Never use marinade that contained raw meat to baste cooked meat.