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Keep Food Safe Blog

Food poisoning is a serious public health threat. CDC estimates that approximately 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) could suffer from food poisoning illness this year, resulting in roughly 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths.

Posted in: Food Safety
Tagged: WEBINAR | Kitchen

Salmonella is a group of bacteria that can cause illness and even death in humans. In June we gave you a crash course on these bacteria.

Posted in: Food Safety

When it’s back-to-school time, millions of students weave through stores to purchase clothes and supplies. Naturally, they are excited about their new purchases, new class schedules, and extracurricular activities. Truth be told, the safety of bag lunches is probably the furthest thing from...

Posted in: School

STOP! Don’t throw that food away! It might be safe to use, and that will save you money. According to USDA’s Economic Research Service, each American wastes more than 20 pounds of food every month. That’s about $115 billion worth of good food thrown away every year at the consumer level in the U...

Posted in: Food Safety

Without color additives, colas wouldn’t be brown, margarine wouldn’t be yellow, and mint ice cream wouldn’t be green. Here at the FDA, we’re committed to making sure the color additives in your food are safe.

Color additives are used in foods to:

  • Offset color loss due to
  • ...
Posted in: Food Safety Science
Tagged: Additives | Color

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