As summer slowly arrives, the BBQ begins to take more of a focal point. When it comes to cooking and serving meals from the BBQ we need to cautious of food safety. Raw meats harbour bacteria that will grow in unrefrigerated conditions. Some food left in warm sunlight before cooking, even for a few minutes, can become poisonous, as can the dish the meat is on and the hands that touch it. To insure a safe and pleasant BBQ, be sure to keep meat refrigerated until it is time to cook, thoroughly wash platters, bowls and hands immediately after handling or contact with raw meats.