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Raw Milk

Raw (Unpasteurized) Milk

If you're thinking about drinking raw milk because you believe it has health benefits, consider other options.

Family eating out

Food Safety and Eating Out

Going out to eat? When choosing a restaurant, look for one that keeps food safety on the menu. Here are tips to stay healthy while dining out.


Learn About Cronobacter Infection

Getting sick from Cronobacter is rare, but infections in infants can be deadly. Learn how to help protect your baby from getting sick.

Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures

Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures Charts

Use a food thermometer to check whether meat has reached a safe internal temperature that is hot enough to kill harmful germs that cause food poisoning.

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.