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Summer is a great time to enjoy a BBQ or picnic with family and friends. Stay safe and remember that warm weather and outdoor cooking can create the perfect conditions for bacteria to grow.

Food poisoning can be avoided by following good food hygiene practices.

Avoid cross-contamination - most likely to happen when raw food touches or drips onto ready-to-eat food, utensils, or surfaces.

Keep chilled food out of the fridge for the shortest time possible during preparation and keep it chilled and out of the sun until serving.

If you have food left over, cover and cool cooked foods quickly at room temperature. Place them in a fridge or cool bag within one to two hours and consume within 48 hours.

If you're reheating anything, only reheat it once and make sure it's piping hot before serving.

Find out more about food safety.