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Top 5 Thanksgiving Turkey Fails

Shocked Turkey

Throughout the year, the USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline answers questions about food safety from the public.  We’re open...


2014 National Food Safety Education Conference

The fifth National Food-Safety Education Conference will be held Dec. 4 - 5, 2014, in Arlington, Va. The conference is sponsored by the Partnership for Food Safety Education, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about preventing foodborne illness. It includes...

Safe Cooking at High Altitudes

The higher you go, the longer it takes food to reach a safe temperature.

The higher you go, the longer it takes food to reach a safe temperature. Whether you...

Do YOU Have a Plan to Keep Food Safe during Severe Weather?

Severe weather can result in the loss of power for hundreds of thousands, and without power comes food safety challenges.

This year has been an important...

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Some Facts About Food Safety Fictions for National Food Safety Education Month​

National Food Safety Education Month

September is National Food Safety Education Month and the Partnership...

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Cancer and Food Safety

Healthy food

September is Food Safety Awareness Month as well as the official awareness month for eight different cancers. While the connection...

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Food Safety 101 Webinar Series: Bringing Food Safety To Your Kitchen

Food poisoning is a serious public health threat. CDC estimates that approximately 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) could suffer from food poisoning illness this year, resulting in roughly 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths.

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Salmonella and Children: A Parent’s Guide

Salmonella is a group of bacteria that can cause illness and even death in humans. In June we gave you a crash course on these bacteria.

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Food Safety 101: How to Dodge an Attack of Bacteria in Lunchboxes

When it’s back-to-school time, millions of students weave through stores to purchase clothes and supplies. Naturally, they are excited about their new purchases, new class schedules, and extracurricular activities. Truth be told, the safety of bag lunches is probably the furthest thing from...

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$AVE Money by Knowing When Food is Safe

STOP! Don’t throw that food away! It might be safe to use, and that will save you money. According to USDA’s Economic Research Service, each American wastes more than 20 pounds of food every month. That’s about $115 billion worth of good food thrown away every year at the consumer level in the U...

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