Prevent contamination when preparing and serving meals by following these guidelines for cooking temperatures, food handling, and cleaning.
Prepare and serve food safely for large groups such as family reunions, church dinners, and community gatherings.
Learn how to safely use a microwave for cooking tasks, like reheating or defrosting.
Learn what the "sell by" date means for food safety.
View printable materials about food safety, including guides, activity books, and tip sheets.
Find important information on grilling, including food safety concerns and health concerns.
Safe handling of leftovers is very important to reducing foodborne illness. Follow these recommendations for handling leftovers safely.
Find out how to safely prepare all types of meats, including beef, bison, pork, veal, lamb, goat, rabbit, and more.
Find out how to safely prepare all types of poultry, including game poultry. Offers a special section on turkey.
Learn how to handle, cook, and store food safely to prevent foodborne illness.
Call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline on weekdays to receive answers to your personal food safety questions.
Follow these steps to keep your guests from getting sick with food poisoning.
Keep food poisoning out of holiday celebrations with these cooking and serving tips.
Choose and prepare fruits and vegetables safely so you can enjoy their nutrition benefits while removing germs.
Raw dough can contain harmful germs that are only killed by cooking. Use these tips to stay safe when baking or cooking with flour.
A listing of consumer information by topic. Topics include food allergies, food safety concerns, and what you need to know about dietary supplements.
Learn food safety techniques such as purchasing safe food, practicing safe handling while in the kitchen, and properly storing food and leftovers. Also available in PDF.
Whether you are a home cook, a professional chef, or a recipe writer, there are some easy steps you can take to help keep your food safe all the way from the grocery store to the kitchen table.
As you enjoy fresh produce, follow these safe handling tips to help protect yourself and your family.
Learn how to select, cook, and store eggs to avoid contamination and complications with foodborne illness.
Reduce the risk of food poisoning with these tips.
If you suspect that a food is contaminated or has made you or someone that you know sick, follow these guidelines to report it.
Learn five simple steps to wash your hands properly before preparing food.
Discover how to properly wash fresh produce before peeling, cutting, or cooking.
Safely prepare slow-cooked food by following these food safety steps.