News Keep food safety in mind when you’re eating outdoors in Muskoka SHARE ON: James Bowler, contributor, Tuesday, Aug. 8th, 2017 Ontario officials want you to be food safe when you’re picnicking and barbecuing in Muskoka. Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Eric Hoskins says there are a few rules to follow to make sure you avoid foodborne illnesses. You should always make sure meats are cooked thoroughly and leftovers should be refrigerated properly. He says you should never leave food like chicken or beef sitting at room temperature in the summer for more than two hours. If you or someone you’re with is experiencing food poisoning symptoms like vomiting or stomach pains you should call your doctor.