Memorial Day weekend means the beginning of grilling season for many Americans.
For many, this also could mean a bout with foodborne illness.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 48 million people across the United States contract a foodborne sickness each year. Of those, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die.
Consumption of poorly-prepared, contaminated or bacteria-ridden foods could lead to one of more than 250 foodborne diseases.
Erie Insurance has eight tips to ensure you and your guests stay healthy this holiday weekend and for the summer ahead.