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

Tips

A packed lunch with a sandwich, granola bar, and apple.

Get an A+ in Food Safety This School Year

Here’s a study guide to help you keep food safe when packing lunches for the school year. Category: Food Outside the Home

A family with two young children unpack coolers and snacks from the back of their car.

Seasons Change, but Food Safety Steps Shouldn’t

Keep food safe during road trips, camping, and beach trips.

Wildfire smoke behind a home.

Extinguishing the Risk of Foodborne Illness during Wildfires

Here are some tips to prevent foodborne illness during an evacuation and after a wildfire.

Halloween Treats: Better Safe Than Scary

Halloween Treats: Better Safe Than Scary

This blog describes the safe ways for children to enjoy foods and sweets in traditional Halloween rituals like trick-or-treating and Halloween parties.

4 Simple Steps to Food Safety

Clean

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

Separate

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

Cook

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

Chill

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

Facebook