Grill & Chill (We’ll Cover Food Safety)

Grill & Chill

It’s the start of summer and that means cookouts, ball games, concerts, and plenty of outdoor foodservice operations. Foodborne illnesses increase during the hot summer months in part because outdoor cooking presents the unique challenge of keeping cold foods cold and hot foods hot.1 Seasonal employees, outdoor settings, and reduced access to running water present even more food safety challenges.

This Memorial Day, remember these fundamentals:

1. Germs on hands spread to food, so always have employees wash their hands before preparing or eating food – even outdoors. If soap and water aren’t available, hand sanitizing wipes are a great, go-anywhere alternative.2
2. Cleaning and sanitizing food contact surfaces is one of the most important steps to prevent foodborne illness. Food residue on food contact surfaces and equipment can provide an ideal environment for the growth of disease-causing bacteria. Quick-use disposable no-rinse sanitizing wipes are ideal for upholding food safety outdoors.
Couple eating hamburgers and French fries at outdoor picnic BBQ

Sani Professional® Hands Instant Sanitizing Wipes and No Rinse Sanitizing Multi-Surface Wipes are the ideal solution to the sanitizing challenges posed by cooking and/or serving outdoors! Whether catering an outdoor wedding, operating a food truck, or working a stand at the ballpark or county fair, each wipe delivers a consistent level of active ingredient to kill germs effectively on food contact surfaces or hands. Wipe, Toss, Done.™


  • Hand wipes are proven to clean more effectively than gels.
  • Disposable sanitizing wipes help to prevent cross-contamination better than a reusable rag


Download our handy BBQ Food Safety Resource Sheet