Temperatures are on the rise, and Fox News offers eight tips for reducing the chances of foodborne illness this summer:

“The weather is warmer, the days are longer — and a lot of people spend more time eating outdoors with family and friends.

“But in warmer weather, rates of foodborne illnesses rise.

“To that point, each year in the U.S., some 48 million people get sick, 128,000 people are hospitalized and 3,000 people die from foodborne illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“‘Remember, foodborne illness does not take a summer vacation,’ Jesus Garcia, spokesperson for the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, told Fox News Digital.

“As you enjoy backyard BBQs, family cookouts and picnics in the park, there are some precautions to take to ensure you’re protected against foodborne illness.

“‘Having a game plan is a good starting point,’ Garcia said.

“Knowing in advance what you will be serving and how it’s being prepared is recommended. ‘Decide what to eat, how it will be cooked, and what equipment you’ll need,’ noted Garcia.”

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