When the weather is hot and rainy, take extra precautions with your food and beverages! Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is an international tourist destination. Visitors come to vacation all year long. We urge everyone to be conscious of your health and food consumption, especially when it’s hot and humid. This applies to people wherever you live.
Here are some general tips if you are visiting Ixtapa Zihuatanejo:
- Take tours, engage in activities, and run errands early in the morning or in the evening. Take precaution to avoid the mid-day sun.
- Always carry a bottle of water, and drink plenty of it. Do not drink bottled water that has sat for a long time in the sun.
- Use sunblock.
- Wear a hat or take a parasol. Ladies, take a fan.
- Don’t overdo it! Get out of that sun!
Also, take extra precautions with foods and beverages. Extra hygiene is necessary during the summer.
One of the biggest health problems is the rapid breakdown of meat, especially when left in hot temperatures. If eaten, this decomposed food can lead to anything from abdominal pain to rage. Flies also carry a myriad of organisms which, if deposited on chicken, further contaminates and decomposes the food.Always take extra precautions with buying, preparing, and consuming chicken, especially during the hot summer months. Be sure to check the expiration dates on chicken packages purchased in the grocery stores, and avoid buying chicken that has been left out in the open.
Do not allow the raw chicken to touch other foods as you prepare them! Cook chicken thoroughly and maintain it at a high temperature, or cool it quickly, and maintain it in the refrigerator. Allowing chicken to cool slowly allows more bacterial growth. It is also not wise to eat from street vendors; their food may not be properly refrigerated.
Everyone is encouraged to be active, to exercise, and to get out and enjoy the spectacular beauty of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo. Just take a little extra precaution with your health.
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