Clean eating shouldn’t stop at your grill

These days, all you ever hear about is clean eating. So what is it exactly? According to, “Clean eating is about eating whole or “real” foods—those that are un- or minimally processed, refined, and handled, making them as close to their natural form as possible.” Sounds pretty healthy. And while you’re trying to eat healthier, wouldn’t it be great if what you ate was raised in an ethical manner and didn’t negatively impact the environment? Even better.

So you go to one of those high-end grocery stores and diligently select the leanest unprocessed, hormone-free, pasture-raised meat and poultry, and sustainably sourced fish. Good job. Now you slap a few of these feel-good filets on the grill and unknowingly erase all of your efforts—not to mention all of the money you just wasted trying to eat cleaner and more socially conscious. How, you ask? Because if you’re like most people, the grill cleaner, along with the wire brush you used to rid the remnants of last night’s meal—together, pose greater health hazards to your body and the environment than you realize.

Today we know better. There are some great environmentally-safe alternatives to traditional grill and grate cleaning methods. Products like CitruSafe™ BBQ Grill Cleaner and Scrubber Pads are formulated with a citrus-based degreaser that cuts through food and debris with ease. The spray contains no harsh chemicals and is fully biodegradable. Better for the environment. Better for you. The grill cleaner is also applied to a cool grill, so no wasteful “burn off” is necessary and your grill is free of unnecessary carcinogens.

But what is especially reassuring is that the CitruSafe™ Scrubber Pads completely eliminate the chance of you or a family member ingesting one or more of the wire brush bristles, which in some cases, can fall out of the brush and into your food leading to serious health injuries.

According to and a recent study published in the medical journal: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, “An estimated 1,700 Americans went to an emergency room between 2002 and 2014 after having ingested wire bristles hidden in grilled food.” According to the senior author of the grill brush study, C.W. David Chang, M.D., “The study does not account for those cases presenting at urgent care facilities or other outpatient settings.” So therefore the numbers are even greater. Yikes.

So while your family is trying to eat cleaner and more socially and environmentally conscious, be sure you don’t blow it on the last thing you’d suspect—your grill cleaner and wire brush.

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Also, watch for CitruSafe products at our upcoming 2017 trade shows:

March 2-4

Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Expo (HPBA)

George World Congress Center

Atlanta, Georgia.

May 9-11

National Hardware Show

Las Vegas Convention Center

Las Vegas, Nevada