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Food Allergy Action Month

May is Food Allergy Action Month and a great time to learn more about food allergies and how to keep those with allergies safe.

Importance of Food Safety on Older Adults

The Importance of Food Safety for Older Adults

May is Older Americans Month and people 65 and older are at a high risk from foodborne illness.

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Tips for Meal Kit and Food Delivery Safety

Some foods are more frequently associated with food poisoning than others. It is especially important to handle these foods properly. Use these tips.

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E.coli and Food Safety

Although most kinds of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. Learn about E. coli and what you can do to help lower your chances of infection.

4 Simple Steps to Food Safety


Wash hands, utensils and surfaces often. Germs can spread and survive in many places.


Raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs can spread illness-causing bacteria to ready-to-eat foods, so keep them separate.


Cook to the right temperature. Ensure that foods are cooked safely by always using a food thermometer.


Refrigerate promptly. Bacteria that cause food poisoning multiply quickest between 40°F and 140°F.