Food Safety

Thermy Logo Thermy Campaign

USDA. Food Safety Inspection Service.

Learn about proper cooking temperatures when handling food through this educational resource.


Pressure canner National Center for Home Food Preservation

National Center for Home Food Preservation.

Learn about safe canning, freezing, curing and other forms of home food preservation.


Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Includes general guidelines and frequently asked questions. Covers emergency situations such as flood, fire, and power outages and charts on when to save food and when to throw it out.


Can You Freeze These Foods?

University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension.

Learn how to freeze food properly for later use.


Packaged fish What You Need to Know About Mercury in Fish and Shellfish

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration; Environmental Protection Agency.

Recommendations for safe consumption of seafood for women who may become pregnant, pregnant women, nursing mothers and young children.


Frequently Asked Questions About Food Safety

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Frequently Asked Questions on food safety from the Meat and Poultry Hotline.


Food Safety at Home

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Educate yourself on food safety techniques such as purchasing safe food, practicing safe handling while in the kitchen, and properly storing food and leftovers.


Seafood Safety

SeafoodHealthFacts.org

This page, designed for the general public, provides various resources on seafood safety including selection, handling, and storage. Resources are generally easy to read and understand and include many pamphlets, charts, and short publications.


Food Safety for Persons with AIDS (PDF | 2 MB)

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Also available in Spanish.


Ten Steps to a Safe Kitchen

Iowa State University Extension.

Provides 10 tips to keep the kitchen safe and clean.


Consumer Handling and Seafood Safety (PDF | 3.46 MB)

University of Delaware. Delaware Sea Grant.

Find out how to select, prepare, and store seafood properly to avoid foodborne illness.


Carton of eggs Playing It Safe With Eggs

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Learn how to select, cook, and store eggs to avoid contamination aand complications with foodborne illness.


Thermy and a microwave Cooking Safely in the Microwave Oven

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Information on safely cooking, reheating and thawing in the microwave.


Mail Order Food Safety

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Learn how to avoid foodborne illness when ordering food items through the mail.


Picnicking children Picnicking Tips for Summertime Food Safety

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.


Mad Cow Disease: Questions and Answers Regarding Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) and Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (CJD)

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn about bovine spongiform encephalopathy and its prevelence in the United States. Also see information on Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease.


Acrylamide Questions and Answers

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Learn about acrylamide--including what it is, where it's found, and what the FDA is doing to learn more about it.