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A cartoon of a man cooking at a barbeque.

Warm weather is great for barbecues and outdoor picnics. But it's also the perfect environment for bacteria in food to multiply rapidly and cause foodborne illness.

Safe summer barbecues

From eNews, July 8, 2004

Grilling season is upon us, but beware, warm weather is an ideal environment for growing bacteria. The University of Minnesota Extension Service has some tips to ensure no one leaves your barbecue party with an upset stomach.