Doctors give safe grilling practices for Labor Day

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, which means many Americans are preparing to fire up the grill for one final summer cookout.

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But before you do, there’s a few tips that doctors recommend to ensure your only worry is having a good time.

The Clevland Clinic says cleaning your grill with hot soapy water before each use is a good way to get rid of any bacteria.
If you have to thaw out some meat, do it in the fridge or the microwave and not on the counter.
Once you’ve got it on the grill, use a meat thermometer to check that your food is cooked to the appropriate temperature.
And after you’re done dining, doctors say you should store your leftovers in shallow, airtight containers.