Many people like barbecuing. However, if we do not handle food properly during barbecuing, it may cause food poisoning. It is important to follow the tips in shopping, preparation, cooking, eating and storage of barbecued food to enhance food safety.


Preparation before barbecuing

When you prepare food for barbecuing at home -



Does eating barbecued meat pose increased cancer risk?

Recent studies show that a cancer-causing compound, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), can be produced when barbecued meat is not processed properly. Therefore, we should not overindulge in barbecued food and take a balanced diet. If we go for barbecuing, we can take the following precautions to reduce the risk -

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