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Food Safety

Use these food safety resources for handling, preparing, and storing healthy foods to protect yourself and your loved ones from food poisoning.

What is food poisoning, and how long does it last? Use these resources to learn about food poisoning symptoms, common causes, and what to do if you get sick.

Learn how to safely choose and handle food when getting food delivery, eating out, shopping for groceries, and packing meals and snacks to go.

Prevent contamination when preparing and serving meals by following these guidelines for cooking temperatures, food handling, and cleaning.

Follow these tips for safely storing food in the freezer, refrigerator, and pantry to prevent foodborne germs from growing and keep it fresh for longer.