Fourth Of July Grilling Safety (VIDEO)

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

July 4, 2014 Updated Jul 4, 2014 at 9:41 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- Safety should be a top priority for everbody this holiday weekend, especially for those who are grilling out.

Food poisoning can put you in bed pretty quickly, so there are few things to keep in mind before you grill out for your guests.

"It is always safe to keep your hot food, hot, your cold food cold, if you keep in those and you wash your hands, and you use clean utensils, clean thermomenter and clean pan, switch your platters all the time, and you'll be pretty safe," says Peter Joveski from Parkview Hospital.

Once perishable foods like meat, poultry, fish, and any foods containing eggs or dairy products are cooked and served, any leftovers should be kept below 40 degrees or above 140 degrees.

If you can't keep these foods hot or cold, then officials suggest throwing them out after two hours.

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