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Keep Food Safe Blog

(Cross-posted from the USDA Blog)

Snow, sleet, ice, and wind can wreak havoc on our every day lives. Winter! It’s a fact of modern life:...

For most of the year, my slow cooker stays on the shelf in my kitchen. But, when the Super Bowl approaches, I always pull it out to make chili, meatballs, or other hot party foods.  he thing that I love about a slow cooker is that it can cook food safely and help me save time while I’m busy...

Tagged Football | Slow Cooker | Q&A

Many parents are discovering that homemade baby foods can be a nutritious and often more economical alternative to baby foods available in stores. To ensure that the food is safe for your growing infant, follow these simple steps for selecting, preparing, and storing food.

Tagged Baby Food | Homemade

What is one of the most important thing you can do to fight food poisoning? Here are a few hints:

  • It takes only 20 seconds (if you do it the right way).
  • It requires only 3 ingredients.
  • Anyone can do it, even very young children.

The answer...

Tagged Wash Hands | Hygiene

Just before Christmas, the House of Representatives and the Senate passed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, which President Obama signed into law on January 4, 2011. Here’s a quick look at some of the provisions in the new law:

  • Issuing recalls: For the first time, FDA
  • ...

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