CHICAGO (WLS) --Whether you're planning a barbecue or a picnic, it's important to keep your food safe from harmful bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control says that 76 million Americans get food poisoning every year. The USDA confirms that food-borne illnesses increase during the summer. Registered dietitian, Pat Baird, visited ABC 7 Eyewitness News to highlight important and delicious tips for keeping everyone safe and satisfied.
CDC Food Safety Information: http://www.cdc.gov/Features/dsFoodborneIllness/
Fruits & Veggies: More Matters: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/
Blueberry info/recipes: http://www.blueberrycouncil.org/