Short trip or long excursion, you’ll need to pack food. If food is not handled and stored properly, food borne illnesses can occur. Keep your group happy and safe during the trip by remembering to:
- Keep hot food hot and cold food cold.
- Be clean when preparing, eating and storing food.
- Wash/clean hands, utensils, pots when using.
- Handle meat correctly.
- Make sure your drinking water is safe to consume.
For more information on food safety, visit:
General Rules for Outdoor Food Safety
Survive the Outdoors- Wild Edible Plants
USDA- Safe Food Handling
Food Safety in the Great Outdoors
Camping Food Safety
Camping Food Safety- Factsheet
For more information about safe camping, a “Camp Safe. Camp Smart.” brochure is available from the Portable Propane Product Safety News Bureau, P.O. Box 45002, Cleveland, OH 44145, or call toll-free 1-888-CAMPHTR (226-7487).