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Safe Summer Grilling

tan background; various types of meat and vegetables on a grill

Summer is right around the corner, and if you haven’t already gotten your grill out, you should consider doing so. Grilling is a great way to keep the kitchen cool and enjoy your favorite summer foods. One of the many benefits of grilling is that it offers endless opportunities. However, to keep you and your loved ones safe and to get the most out of your grill, one must know essential safety steps and nuances, whether you are grilling meat, poultry, seafood, or vegetables.

During the warm summer months, there is an increase in foodborne illnesses and grill fires. Thus, you want to be well-versed in these critical topics so you and your friends can enjoy your summer grilling adventures.

Join us for Safe Summer Grilling as we share helpful tips on grilling vegetables, beef, and poultry,  selecting the right cut of meat to get the most flavor, the importance of food safety, why inspecting your grill before use is a must, and much more. Oh, and did I mention there will be fun recipes and tasty samples?

Safe Summer Grilling will be held on Thursday, June 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Oakdale Mogle Center at 4433 S. Cranes Grove Rd, Freeport, IL. Register for this program by calling the Extension office at (815) 235-4125 or online. There is a $5.00 fee, which will cover the educational session.

If you need an accommodation to participate, please let our office know when you register. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

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Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities. Illinois Extension is part of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.