How to keep your food safe in the scorching heat

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COLUMBUS, Ohio —  Many like to enjoy picnics and barbecues when the sun is out, but with high temperatures it’s important to be extra cautious with how food is stored.

Temperatures continue to rise as the state of Ohio enters another day in a heat advisory. Unlike when temperatures are cold, people usually gravitate to the outside when the weather is nice. This usually means things like pool days, barbecues and picnics.

However, you have to be careful that your food doesn’t reach unsafe temperatures. Bacteria can grow anywhere between 40 degrees and 140 degrees. Erin Mertz who serves as the director of Food Safety at EcoLab gives some advice on how to keep your food safe in these extreme temperatures.

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