Burgers, hot dogs, and all the fixings are typical food items of choice for many people on fourth of July. But there could be a danger lurking, food poisoning. Lake Casa Blanca is filled with family and friends eager to celebrate the holiday. But how do they ensure the food is safe to eat? "Gotta make sure there's enough ice on the food so it will be nice and cold." Antonio Rivera said he always makes sure the food will be safe to eat when cooking outside. He was cleaning the area before putting their items on the table. According to the USDA, you are supposed to use a food thermometer to check internal temperature of meat, poultry, or other food. Others at the lake shared their plans. "We're just celebrating the 4th of July. We live in an apartment so there's nowhere to BBQ there, so we came here." She had all of the utensils and cutting boards separate to keep the food clean. To prevent cross contamination, make sure to have the raw meat separate from the cooked meat." "This one is raw. It just came out of the fridge and I have a container here for the cooked one." That is another tip the USDA gives. "We usually put it in the cooler with ice." Another tip is to make sure there's a source of clean water. If not, the USDA suggests to bring water for preparation and cleaning. Something people use when cooking out is their own secret recipe, which this man did not want to share with Laredo. "If it's a secret, I can't say it. Actually, my wife is the one with the special secret recipe." "Happy 4th of July."