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General food safety tips

Protect your family with tips for handling, storing, cooking, barbecuing and reheating food. Also find facts on pesticides and food safety, labels and packaging, and allergies.

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Food Safety and You

Learn how to select, handle and prepare food safely to help protect you and others from food poisoning.

Safe internal cooking temperatures

Prevent food poisoning by using a digital thermometer to check cooked meat, poultry and seafood for a safe internal temperature.

Interactive tool on food safety

Use this interactive tool to explore safe food handling tips for the grocery store and at home.

Safe food storage

Learn about proper food storage to prevent illness from food poisoning.

Food safety tips for barbecuing

Know the health risks of handling raw meat, poultry and seafood when using a barbecue, especially in the warmer months. Also get tips on proper storage, thawing and cooking.

Home canning safety

Use proper canning and bottling practices when preparing food for later use to prevent food poisoning.

Food safety tips for leftovers

Keep your family safe from food poisoning by knowing how to properly handle, store and reheat food for leftovers.

Food safety tips for microwave ovens

Find tips on properly thawing and cooking food in your microwave oven, including using the proper containers.

Produce safety

Learn about produce contamination. Also find tips to help you shop for, clean and store fresh fruits and vegetables properly.

Safety tips for reuseable grocery bags and bins

Know the risks of food poisoning when using reusable grocery bags and bins. Avoid cross-contamination by following these food safety practices.

Cooking safety

Reduce the risk of cooking fires in the home by following these safety tips for using stovetops, ovens and deep fryers. Also find out what to do in case of a grease or oil fire.

How to read food date labels and packaging

Learn how to read the best-before and expiration date information on prepackaged food products to help prevent food poisoning.

Pesticides and food safety

Find out how pesticides keep food crops safe. Also learn about safety regulations that limit pesticide residue.

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