Use good judgment for good health when attending Maine agricultural fairs:
- Do not attend a fair if you are ill.
- Always ask the owner for permission before you touch an animal.
- Before and after touching animals, wash your hands with soap and water or use alcohol hand gel.
- Before eating, wash your hands with soap and water or use alcohol hand gel.
If you’ll be grilling outdoors, check out this video from the Grill Sergeants with safety guidelines for safe grilling.
One in six Americans will get sick from food poisoning this year alone. FoodSafety.gov has a number of helpful at-a-glance food safety charts available and other food safety information.
Be prepared to stay healthy in extremely high temperatures.