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Food Safety Recalls


Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

November is National Diabetes Month in the U.S.

Learn about safe selection and preparation of foods for people with diabetes.

Halloween Treats: Better Safe Than Scary

Halloween Treats: Better Safe Than Scary!

Safe ways for children to enjoy foods and sweets in traditional Halloween rituals.

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Key Facts About Food Poisoning

Anyone can get food poisoning, but some groups of people are more likely to get sick and to have a more serious illness.

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Food Safety at Fairs and Festivals

Know what to look for before you buy food from a vendor.

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.