How to Keep Food Cold at a Picnic

It really doesn’t matter what time of year you are picnicking, as with keeping hot picnic food warm, keeping food cold at a picnic is always a priority.

The same priority needs to be given to keeping your food cold at home when hosting a garden party, bbq or potluck.

We look at all the ways you can ensure your picnic food stays cold and fresh no matter if it’s a garden soiree or you’re off on a hiking picnic adventure.


Safe Food Temperatures

Cold foods should be kept at a temperature of 40℉ | 4.44 ℃ and below.


How to Keep Food Cold at a Picnic

To ensure your food does not spoil, food should not be left at room temperature for longer than two hours.


Ways to Keep Picnic Food Cold

Depending on the size and location of your picnic, there are lots of simple and efficient ways to keep your picnic food and drinks chilled.


Coolers and Insulated Picnic Bags

Using appropriate coolers or insulated bags for transporting and storing your food until ready to cook or serve is integral to keeping your picnic food at its best.

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