Food Safety

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  • Getting Sick From Food: Foodborne Illness

  • Foodborne illness is caused by consuming food or beverages that are contaminated by disease-causing microbes or pathogens. Find out which diseases are spread via food, and what you can do about them.
  • Food Business Safety

  • Food safety in restaurants, cafes, and other food and beverage establishments. Including food manager certification, food and beverage establishment licensing, regulations and food code, and more about keeping food safe in food business.
  • Food Safety Alerts and Food Recalls

  • A food recall is a voluntary action by a manufacturer or distributor to protect the public from products that may cause health problems or possible death.
  • Teaching Food Safety

  • Resources for teaching food safety to kids, including curricula and tool kits.


Turkey: Safe thawing and cooking
Turkey: Safe Thawing and Cooking
Food safety tips for handling, thawing, roasting, storing, and reheating turkey.

Make handwashing a healthy habit
Make Handwashing a Healthy Habit
Thorough hand washing can help prevent disease.

buffet and cooking for groups
Cooking for Groups
Consumer information about preparing and serving food for large groups. Information to help volunteers prepare and serve food safely for large groups such as family reunions, church dinners, and community gatherings.

Norovirus Infection
Norovirus Infection
Noroviruses are members of a group of viruses called caliciviruses also known previously as “Norwalk-like viruses.” Learn more about Norovirus, how to minimize your risk of acquiring norovirus infection, required reporting information, clinical features, laboratory diagnosis, treatment and more.