Food Safety

Children seeing, touching, and tasting produce

Food Safety Research Information Office
USDA. NAL. Food Safety Research Information Office.
Collects, organizes, and disseminates resources to support the research community.

FoodSafety.gov
USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service; DHHS. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Provides materials on food recalls, food alerts, safety guidelines, and food poisoning from multiple government agencies.

Ask Karen
USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Presents advice on food handling and storage procedures in a question and answer format.

Safe Food Handling Fact Sheets
USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Offers fact sheets on topics including cross-contamination, microwave cooking, defrosting methods, cooking for large groups, and special populations such as diabetics.

Is It Done Yet?
USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Gives resources on the importance of using a food thermometer to determine if foods are cooked to the appropriate temperatures to avoid foodborne illness.

Clean: Wash Hands and Surfaces Often
USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service; DHHS. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Describes best ways to prevent the spread of bacteria to your food from hands, utensils, and cutting boards in the kitchen.

Storage Times for the Refrigerator and Freezer
USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service; DHHS. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Lists time limits for refrigerated and frozen foods that will preserve quality and keep them from spoiling or becoming dangerous to eat.

President's Food Safety Working Group
The White House.
Contains materials generated by a presidential initiative to create a new, public health-focused approach to food safety based on three core principles: prioritizing prevention, strengthening surveillance and enforcement, and improving response and recovery.

Protect Your Family from Food Poisoning
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Gives an overview of the most common food poisoning issues and best preventative measures.

Foodborne Outbreaks
DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Collates resources on recent outbreaks of foodborne diseases and offers tools to report a suspected case.

Be Food Safe
Partnership for Food Safety Education; U.S. Department of Agriculture; DHHS. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Offers tools for the consumer and retailer that teach basic safe food handling and prevention of foodborne illness.

Buy, Store & Serve Safe Food
DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.
Lists guidelines and best practices to the consumer, organized by food group, method of preservation, and occasion (e.g., picnic).

Foodborne Illness & Contaminants: People at Risk
DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.
Provides food safety information and guidance for people who fall within an “at-risk” category for foodborne illness, such as older adults or pregnant women.

Bad Bug Book (Second Edition): Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins Handbook
DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.
Presents current information about the major known agents that cause foodborne illness.

Fight BAC!
Partnership for Food Safety Education.
Supplies fact sheets, reports, brochures, and other materials for health and food safety professionals to educate people about safe food handling and hygiene.