Food4Patriots Warns Picnic and Cookout Hosts to Keep Food Safe

One in six Americans becomes ill from foodborne diseases annually. Food4Patriots encourages Americans to stock up on nutritious and affordable food for an emergency.

Hot weather can do a real number on food, especially when it sits out for hours at a picnic or cookout, and foodborne illnesses can present very serious problems for people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 250 different foodborne diseases have been described, and one in six Americans gets sick from consuming contaminated foods or beverages every year.

The Statesman Journal addressed this issue in a recent article, providing tips on how to avoid this problem. Among the tips Food4Patriots recommends are:

- Provide disinfecting wipes for guests.
- Have plenty of ice in chests to keep food cold.
- Eat meat, fish and poultry very soon after it is cooked.
- Use disposable table clothes on picnic tables to protect food from dirty surfaces.
- Provide plenty of water so that people can keep themselves hydrated.

Some of the dry or canned food offered at picnics and other social occasions may have been stored for a while, so expiration dates should be checked. One way to ensure that food stays good for long periods of time is by stocking up on plenty of healthy, good-tasting and long-lasting food from Food4Patriots, the supplier of emergency food suitable for long-term storage, survival and emergency preparedness.

All of the nutritious and affordable food in Food4Patriots’ 72-hour, 4-week, 3-month and 1-year emergency kits can be prepared in less than 20 minutes and requires nothing more than boiling water. It is contained in easy-to-store Mylar pouches, which keep out air, moisture and light. The food has a shelf life of 25 years.

“When we started putting together our emergency food kits, the first two things that came to mind were taste and nutrition,” said Allen Baler, Partner at 4Patriots LLC. “We knew that those two aspects would be extremely important for people who had become dependent upon their emergency food supplies following a disaster.

“A third motivator was variety because no matter how hungry people are, they’d rather not have to keep eating the exact same thing day after day. A variety of foods during a crisis situation will not only provide different and essential vitamins and nutrients, but also a big psychological lift. And when you’re in survival mode, mental health is just as important as physical health.”

Baler puts his money where his mouth is. Food4Patriots emergency kits include chicken noodle soup, potato cheddar soup, broccoli and cheese soup, enchilada soup, corn chowder, granola, oatmeal, rice, mashed potatoes, au gratin potatoes, cheddar pasta, stew, chicken Alfredo, beef stroganoff, mixed fruit blend and chocolate pudding.

Those who order one of the Food4Patriots Emergency Kits also receive four reports: “Top 10 Items Sold Out After Crisis,” “The Water Survival Guide,” “The Survival Garden Guide” and “How to Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half.”

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