Food Safety Tips

General Food Safety Information



Get Answers to Your Food Safety Questions

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service

Links to the Meat & Poultry Hotline, the Ask Karen knowledge base, fact sheets, and more.


Learn About Food Product Dating

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Read about types of dates, safety after date expires, can codes, and storage times.


Fight Bac! Bacteria Character Teach Kids About Food Safety

Partnership for Food Safety Education.

Find materials, apps, games, and curriculum.


Learn to Use Food Thermometers

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service

Learn about types of thermometers, proper placement, research and more.


hand washing Get Links to Hand Washing Education Materials

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Get links to hand washing fact sheets, videos, podcasts, e-cards, posters, Web pages and publications.


Research Food Safety and Find Reports

USDA. Economic Research Service.


Search a Database of Food Safety Research Projects

USDA. NAL. Food Safety Research Information Office.


Healthy People 2020 logo What are the Healthy People 2020 Food Safety Objectives

US Department of Health and Human Services.


Food Safety for High Risk Populations


High Risk Populations

Infants and Young Children

Older Adults

Pregnant Women

Other Populations


Food Safety for Food Banks and Food Pantries


Learn to Cook Food Safely for Groups

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.


Cleaning up from a disaster emergency. Which Foods are Safe to Donate to a Food Pantry?

University of Maine Cooperative Extension.


Download Food Safety Posters or Fact Sheets

Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service.

These posters are useful to food pantries or food banks. You can also watch food safety video clips.


Food Safety in Emergencies


Keep Food Safe During an Emergency

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Find a chart of when to save food and when to throw it out, plus other information.