Food born illnesses can run rampant during the summer months. Some caution and extra preparation can keep you from getting sick.

Getting some education and common sense when it comes to handling summertime treats can go a long way toward keeping that family cookout a fun and safe experience.

How you handle your food is very important, especially in hot weather. Recently, Lori Aoki and Kim Bursing from Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital were recent guests on Newstalk KIT. They talked about how properly handling and preparing food can keep you out of the emergency room this summer.

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