Surprising grilling mistakes that could make you sick
ST. LOUIS – Barbecues are a fun part of summer, but not if the burgers and brats make everyone sick.
Avoiding some common grilling mistakes is a way to prevent foodborne illness.
De-frosting frozen patties by the grill or the slow, room-temperature is a sure-fire way for bacteria to grow, according to the USDA.
You should always thaw out the meat in a refrigerator instead.
Avoid cleaning the grill with a wire brush, experts say the metal bristles can easily fall off and get into your meat.
Lastly, marinating your meats helps prevent flames from causing potentially cancer-causing carcinogens.