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Barbecued Rare Burgers 'Pose Food Poisoning Risk'

The Food Standards Agency of the United Kingdom has cautioned consumers "not to eat burgers that are pink in the middle, to avoid the risk of food poisoning at summer barbecues." This warning was featured in the BBC and resonates during this season when burgers are traditional fare and many prefer their meat rare.

Grilled meat can be a source of cancer-causing chemicals but there are several easy steps you can follow to avoid the many dangers lurking at your summer barbecue. Trimming the fat, reducing the amount of char and not overcooking the meat are three easy tips to follow. Some herbs and spices have also been shown to reduce the amount of dangerous chemicals in grilled meat.
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