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Safe Ways to Handle and Clean Produce

It’s always important to rinse fresh fruits and vegetables before you eat them, but using bleach or detergents to clean fruits and vegetables can make you sick.

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Today's Lesson: Prepare Safe Lunches

Learn how to plan and prepare safe lunches for your children, whether they're returning to school or distance learning.

Salmonella and Eggs

Salmonella and Eggs

Learn how to handle and prepare eggs to avoid food poisoning.

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Tips for Meal Kit and Food Delivery Safety

Subscription meal kits, mail-order food, and home-delivered groceries offer convenience. Make sure food safety is part of the package, too.

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.