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10 Smart Tips to Keep Your Restaurant Leftovers Safe

Here are some food safety tips so you can enjoy your restaurant leftovers without getting foodborne illness.

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Safe Selection and Handling of Fish and Shellfish

Follow these safety tips for buying, preparing, and storing fish and shellfish – and you and your family can safely enjoy the fine taste and good nutrition of seafood.

Salmonella and Eggs

Salmonella and Eggs

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


Learn About Cronobacter Infection

Getting sick with Cronobacter does not happen often, but infections in young infants can be deadly. Learn what steps you can take to protect your baby from getting sick.

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 germs 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.