Your Gateway to Food Safety Information

Get the latest news, alerts, and tips on safely handling and storing food to prevent food poisoning.


Food Safety Recalls


Cooked chicken on platter

Chicken and Food Poisoning

Chicken can be a nutritious choice, but raw chicken is often contaminated with bacteria and can cause food poisoning if not handled properly.

A plate of chicken stuffed with cheese and spinach and a side of peas.

New Chef in the House? Use Food Safety to Cook Easy Meals

Cooking can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Frozen foods are a simple solution for cooking easy and delicious meals.

A group of young people gather around a counter where they are preparing healthy packed lunch together, including a turkey sandwich, baby carrots, strawberries, and graps.

Test Your Students’ Food Safety Knowledge Before Letting Them Have the Run of the Kitchen

September is Food Safety Education Month -- the perfect time to talk to your kids about food safety.

Game Day Food Safety Tips

Game Day Food Safety Tips

Make sure your game day snacks are memorable for all the right reasons! Follow these six tips to avoid 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.