Ants aren’t the only tiny creatures that can ruin a summer outing where food is being served, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.
“Something that can really spoil a summer picnic or other outing where there’s food is food borne bacteria from improperly handled, prepared or stored foods,” said Rebecca Dittmar, AgriLife Extension program specialist for food protection management based in Kerrville.
“Hot temperatures accelerate the production of bacteria, which may cause food poisoning,” Dittmar said. “Symptoms of foodborne illness may include fever or headache, stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhea.”
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