Common Sense Dictates Safe Handling of Meat During Grilling Season

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, and the grilling season.  SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers says that grilling meat safely is just common sense. 

When purchasing meat at the market, Weathers says to go straight home with it, and refridgerate it immediately.  When finished grilling, take leftovers and refriderate them immediately as well.  It is stil considered unsafe, particularly for hamburger, to cook to a doneness of less than medium well, and a thermometer comes in handy if you're unsure. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.