NEW - Canadians reminded to grill safely while preparing their meals at home
After seeing notices in the news of some homeowners barbecuing in their homes, the CPA issued its annual safe grilling practices news release ahead of the May long weekend. Exercise safe grilling practices for your stay-at-home meals was issued on April 16.
“Barbecues are an excellent and enjoyable way to cook food, especially now, with many of us feeling the effects of being isolated to our homes from COVID-19 measures. They provide a refreshing alternative to cooking with our ovens. But consumers must remember barbecues are not intended to be used indoors in an enclosed space due to the lack of ventilation,” said Nathalie St-Pierre, CPA’s President and CEO. “Propane-powered appliances are safe when used appropriately.”
The CPA also promoted the additional precautions and safety measures that CPA members have implemented into their operations that allow the public to safely exchange or fill their propane cylinders while protecting the health and well-being of customers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
These measures include wearing personal protective equipment, washing and disinfecting cylinders and tank filling points, and washing down truck unloading areas before and after cylinder deliveries.
For more information on member best practices during COVID-19, click here.