Safer Alternatives for Outdoor Eating
- While fresh juices are usually healthier, it's best to go with pasteurized or concentrated juices if they will be sitting outside for an extended period of time. (Note that no food should be left sitting outside for more than two hours.)
- Instead of dairy-based foods that can easily spoil such as mayonnaise, sour cream dip, potato salad or cole slaw, try non-dairy alternatives such as vinaigrettes, guacamole, humus, baked beans or washed veggies.
- Instead of grilling meats, consider Portobello mushrooms or veggie-dogs that are less likely to contain bacteria found in animals
- Instead of cleaning your grill, used utensils or preparation space with a chemical cleaner, use vinegar or rubbing alcohol.