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For years, it’s been noticed that cases of food poisoning tend to increase during the summer months. There are two primary reasons for this. First: We tend to eat outdoors more often when it’s summer, which makes it harder to ensure that proper food safety procedures are being followed. Second: Bacteria flourish in warm temperatures, so food spoils faster when it’s hot outside. If you’re cooking outdoors, make sure you have a handwashing station set up and be sure to frequently wipe down any surfaces you’re using to prepare food. Make sure that ingredients and leftovers are refrigerated right away. Remember: When in doubt, it’s better to throw away food than it is to risk getting sick.

If you’re in need of fast medical care, it’s time to visit Paramount Urgent Care. We are open seven days a week for your convenience, and no appointment is necessary. Serving all of Orlando, Lake, Polk, Sumter, Osceola, and Seminole Counties. Please visit our contact us page for a location near you or call 352-674-9218.