The last thing you want to serve your guests this summer is a case of food poisoning. This miserable condition affects about 15 percent of Americans each year, according to the National Institutes of Health. Although the symptoms of nausea and vomiting usually pass quickly, food poisoning can be dangerous for infants, the elderly and people who are frail.
The risk of food poisoning rises in the warm weather. That’s because the culprit, microscopic bacteria, are more apt to multiply. So, when you serve cold foods, you don’t want them to spoil by sitting in the heat.
The NIN notes that food poisoning can be caused by several types of bacteria. One featured article in its newsletter, Fight Off Food Poisoning, recommended keeping foods refrigerated at lower temperatures, which slows the growth of these pathogens.
Inflatable Salad Bar Buffet With Drain
When you’re serving foods outside, and they’re going to be exposed to warm air for any length of time, you’ll want to find another way to cool the foods you put out for your guests.
One of the easiest, and most attractive ways to keep potato salad, pasta salad, cold meats and other summer favorites at a healthy temperature is with the Inflatable Salad Bar. This 51 by 25-inch serving and cooling station can be inflated. When the party is over, water from the melted ice is removed through a drain. This is perfect for those summer gatherings, Fourth of July cookouts and outdoor weddings.