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Keep Food Safe Blog

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Meat and Poultry Hotline has been answering consumer questions related to Holiday meals for over 25 years. Of course, we get the usual questions about buying, thawing and roasting a turkey. But we also get some of the same not-so-typical...

Tagged: Thanksgiving | Turkey

Okay, so it’s your turn to host the annual Thanksgiving feast. Aunt Sara has been cooking turkeys for 40 years, and Cousin Rachel is a gourmet cook. Can you tackle a turkey without being traumatized?

Yes you can!  Believe it or not, taking care of “Tom” isn’t that tough, and it can...

Posted in: Holidays

Halloween is a fun time of year for all ages. To make sure ghosts, witches and spiders are the only things to be afraid of on Halloween, follow these food safety tips:

Posted in: Holidays

Outbreaks caused by eating contaminated sprouts--“sproutbreaks”--have occurred every year in the United States since at least 1995. These episodes have taught us that sprouts are a risky food to eat.

Sprouts were found to be the cause of a devastating outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing...

Posted in: Reports and Recalls
Tagged: Sprouts | Raw | Outbreak

by Robin Woo, FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Traveling to other countries – and staying healthy – requires planning, preparation, self-discipline, and vigilance.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspects international facilities that make FDA-...

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