Independence Day is the perfect time to bring out the grill. Andrea Rumschlag with the Cleveland Clinic says pay close attention to your food to avoid making yourself or someone else ill. Meat, potato salads and macaroni salads can easily take a turn toward dangerous territory if not closely watched. Rumschlag says it's important not to leave food out in the heat too long. She recommends putting food in containers that can be placed on ice.

[Metro Networks]