When people think of Australia, there are a number of things that come to mind, the magnificent and awe-inspiring landscapes, the sunshine and the outgoing locals who are renowned for their partiality to outdoor cuisine. In Australia, it is quite common to find public BBQs dotted around the country. But just how safe are public BBQs in Australia?
What exactly are public BBQs in Australia?
The BBQs are cooking facilities that are free to use for the public. They may be used in conjunction with an event or they may be used by tourists and those seeking to enjoy the sunshine. You can bring along your own food and have it cooked on the BBQ.
What are the risks?
There are a number of risks associated with barbecuing food including the cross-contamination of spoiled meat. The hot climate of Australia leads to bacteria spreading extremely fast and can cause food poisoning.
Are the BBQs safe in general?
The simple answer is, if you take the correct precautions as you would at home, then there is no reason for the BBQs to be in any way dangerous. Ensure any meat that you cook is not spoiled and ensure that is thoroughly cooked before serving. This is especially true for poultry. If cooking chicken, prick it with a fork and ensure that the juices run clear and that there are no pink spots. Bring a piece of aluminium foil with you in order to store food that has already been cooked. You may wish to give the BBQ a quick wipe down with disinfectant spray before commencing.
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Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice