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Good grilling involves keeping food safety in mind

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Many people enjoy a good barbeque Memorial Day weekend.

But before firing up the grill, dietitians at Gundersen Health System are reminding everyone to freshen up on their cooking skills.

They say remember to cook meat to the right temperature and don't cross contaminate. "

You really want to make sure you discard the sauce. You don't want to use that as a basting or a sauce on the cooked product. The pan that we took it out to the grill with we, need to wash that or replace it. Same with cutting boards. We want to keep raw product away from cooked product," said Valerie Pampuch, RD Nutrition Therapy with Gundersen Health System.

Raw meat can cause food-borne illnesses such as salmonella and E. coli. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting.

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