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Food Safety

Image of Raw MeatThe steps you need to take to protect your family from food borne illness are simple but need to be followed all the time. Food safety in the home can be broken down into the following topics listed below.

Select a topic below for more information.

Food Service Professionals

Food Storage & Preservation

Cleaning & Sanitizing

Cooking Food Safely

Food Allergies/Intolerances

USDA Kitchen Companion


Did You Know...

  • ...76 million cases of foodborne illness occur.
  • ...more than 325,000 people are hospitalized for foodborne illness.
  • ...5,000 people will die from foodborne illness.

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For Kids

Include your children in keeping their food safe
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