Read this before you fire up the BBQ

Wire BBQ brush bristles can be hazardous to your health. They can become loose over time and stick to the grill, the bristles can stick to food and could be accidentally swallowed, possibly causing serious throat or digestive injuries.


Follow these tips to prevent your BBQ brush from ruining your fun:

  • Inspect your barbecue brush and the barbecue grill before each use.
  • Replace your brush regularly to help avoid problems associated with wear.
  • Immediately throw your brush away if the bristles come loose or stick to the grill.
  • Alternatives that do not have metal bristles are also available for you to purchase.


Help prevent food poisoning by following these cooking tips for meat, poultry, fish and seafood.

You can report any incidents involving wire barbecue brushes to Health Canada and to the store you purchased them from.



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