Use caution with ground meat
When it comes to food poisoning, the riskiest kind of meat, hands down, is ground meat, experts agree. Whether it’s chicken or turkey, pork, or beef, grinding the meat increases the amount of surface area that can come into contact with disease-causing pathogens. For that reason, it’s vital to cook anything made from ground meat—hamburgers, meatballs, meatloaf—fully through. That means ordering your burgers well-done—advice many grill aficionados may find, um, hard to swallow. Find out the answers to your 11 biggest questions about grilling.