Following is an advisory by Health Canada but apply equally well to everyone every where who are planing to have barbecue parties. Please be careful and have a healthy Summer!
OTTAWA - Barbeque season has begun and Health Canada would like to remind Canadians of steps they can take to avoid food borne illness from E. coli bacteria from ground beef.
Eating undercooked ground beef can result in a type of food borne illness commonly called hamburger disease, caused by E. coli bacteria. Symptoms can include severe stomach cramps, vomiting, fever and diarrhea. Hamburger disease can be avoided by handling and cooking raw ground beef carefully.
Before you grill:
When you cook:
It is estimated that there are as many as 13 million cases of food-related illnesses in Canada every year. Many of these illnesses could be prevented by following proper food handling and preparation techniques.