Food Safety Resources

Food Safety Poster Find useful food service-related food safety resources at the Food Safety Research Information Office.

Includes hand washing, food preparation and food handling for food service and retail establishments and more. Also find HACCP resources.

Ask Karen

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Do you have a questions about food safety? Ask Karen, the food safety virtual representative. Many new questions have been added to the database, and the Help page lets you make the most of your visit.

Developing a Practical Audit Tool for Assessing Employee Food-Handling Practices (PDF | 401 KB)

The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management.

Audit tool used to assess employee food handling practices in school food service, determine training needs of employees, and monitor HACCP programs.

Food Code

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

A model and best practices reference for food control jurisdictions at all levels of government. Provides scientifically sound technical and legal basis for regulating the retail and food service segment of the industry.

Food Safety Throughout the Food System

Pennsylvania State Department of Food Science.

Gateway to information on food safety and preservation for consumers, food service workers, and food processors.

Food Safety Training Materials for Food Service Workers

USDA. NAL. Foodborne Illness Education Information Center.

List of resources designed to educate and train food service staff on the importance of food safety. Includes books, videocassettes, and CD-ROMs.

Handwashing Links

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Links to several pages on handwashing, mostly on the CDC web site

The Bad Bug Book

Food and Drug Administration.

Provides basic facts regarding foodborne pathogens and natural toxins.