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Back to School: Keeping Lunches Safe!

Pack safe lunches to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

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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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Protect Food and Water During Hurricanes and Other Storms

What you should know before, during, and after a weather emergency.

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Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures

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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.