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Health Department safety tips for Memorial Day cookouts to avoid illness or injury

Food on a barbecue grill. The L.A. Public Health Department offered safety tips for this Memorial Day weekend on how to enjoy a cookout safely.
Food on a barbecue grill. The L.A. Public Health Department offered safety tips for this Memorial Day weekend on how to enjoy a cookout safely.
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Memorial Day cookouts and outdoor gatherings are fun — until someone gets sick from a food-borne illness, too much sun or other common holiday maladies or accidents. To keep you safe and in tip-top shape this weekend, public health officials offer some easy-to-follow tips.

For playing at the beach or enjoying a cookout with family and friends, L.A. County’s Public Health Department suggests:

Read more tips on the Health Department's website.