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Keep Food Safe Blog

We all deserve healthy, safe foods, yet many countries lack basic resources to identify, track, and stop the spread of foodborne illnesses.

Once food becomes contaminated, germs and infection can spread rapidly through families or between continents. Acting globally means sharing...

Ahh, Spring! This week, a new season is getting a nice kick-off with Passover and Easter holidays. These celebrations are filled with traditional meals that have unique food safety considerations that may or may not be included in the family recipe book. The USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline has...

Tagged Spring

Chicks and other live poultry can be cute, but they can also carry germs that can make you seriously sick. In 2012 alone, eight multi-state outbreaks caused nearly 500 people to get sick from touching or handling these birds, more than 90 people went to the...

Tagged Chicks | Poultry | Farm

Imagine you go to your doctor’s office or an emergency room with more than just an upset stomach. Your doctor asks you questions, such as, “How long have you been sick?” and “Do you feel like you have a fever?”   After more...

Tagged Fecal Matter

Ever check out the label on food packages when you’re at the store? Perhaps you do it because for you food safety means, at least in part, limiting calories or sodium or fat.  Or maybe you do it because you want to make healthy food choices for your family.  Whatever the reason, you are able to...

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