Dietitians: Keep foods cool when driving home in summer heat

07/14/2011 | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Groceries and hot summer days do not mix, and some dietitians recommend using a cooler or insulated bags when transporting perishable foods home from the store. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Service dietitian Mary Wilson says that most food-related illnesses start with mishandling food at home and that the general rule of thumb is food can be kept unrefrigerated safely for only one hour if the temperature is 90 degrees or more.

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