While you cannot control what goes on before you purchase your food, you can control food safety within the home. By taking careful measures, you can avoid foodborne illnesses and not become one of the statistics. Learn about important information regarding food safety measures to practice within the home, what contaminants are prevalent, and links to food safety authorities. In this guide, you will find over 40 food safety related resources, including resources on Food-borne Illnesses, food handling safety, food safety in schools, food safety in the home and more.
Food Safety Authorities
- FDA –U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- USDA – United States Department of Agriculture
- CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- NCFSS – National Coalition for Food-Safe School
- AFSI – The American Food Safety Institute
- NEHA – National Environmental Health Association
- CIFOR – Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response
- Food Safety Focus – National Restaurant Association
- Most Common Foodborne Illnesses – FDA (PDF) – Helpful page which contains facts and information on Foodborne Illnesses.
- First Aid – Web page with information from the Mayo Clinic on how food-borne illnesses can be treated.
- Food-borne Illness – Information for consumers discussing many aspects of food-borne illnesses.
- Foodborne Illnesses – Information on Bacteria and foodborne illnesses.
- Types of Foodborne Illnesses – Article with information on the various kinds of disease and illness passed through food or water.
- Foodborne Illness and Disease – Resources which cover information about food-borne illnesses and how to prevent them.
- Foodborne Illness – Site with lots of information on bacteria and viruses as well as the symptoms and risks of each kind of foodborne illness.
- Foodpoisoning.com – In this site, you will find a lot of up-to-date information on foodborne illness, food poisoning outbreaks, and food recalls.
Food Handling Safety
- Basics for handling food safely – Informative page from the USDA which provides the basics of food handling.
- Safe Food Handling: What You Need to Know – FDA – Web page which contains a number of helpful hints on how to safely handle foods.
- Food Safety – Page with information and links to topics related to safe food handling.
- Safe Food Handling Guidelines (PDF) – Publication which provides several helpful ideas on how to maintain safe food handling.
- Fight Bac – A public-private coalition dedicated to providing the public with safe food handling and foodborne illness information.
- Safe Food Practices – Useful page which contains practices that are acceptable for safe food handling.
- Food Handling Rules – List of ten rules that should be followed in order to maintain safe food handling.
- Safe Handling of Food – Information explaining proper practices in food handling.
Food Safety in Food Science, Technology and Agriculture
- IFSH – The Institute for Food Safety and Health
- CAHFS – California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System
- Penn State – Good agricultural practices for food safety
- Poultry Science Association – Research of H1N1 in US turkey flock
- Georgia Tech – Food safety biosensor that detects pathogens
Food Safety in the Home
- Home Kitchen Food Safety Best Practices Check-Up (PDF) – Helpful publication with a checklist and information on how to be safe in the kitchen.
- Food Safety for the Family – Family friendly page which contains useful information for all members of the family.
- Food and Hygiene Facts – Web page which contains facts and information on food and how to properly handle them.
- Home Food Safety Tips – Lorain County Public Health – Article with a lot of tips on home food safety.
- Healthy Kids: Food Safety and Hygiene – Information for families on the proper handling of food in order to remain healthy.
- Ask Karen – A USDA knowledge base with information for preventing foodborne illness, safe food handling and storage, and safe food preparation.
- FoodSafety.gov – Federal food safety information including minimum cooking temperatures, storage times for refrigerator and freezer and simple steps to juice safety
- Food Safety Quiz – Useful page on home food safety with an interesting quiz.
- Your Fridge and Food Safety infographic produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
Restaurant Food Safety
- Food Safety Guidelines – Useful page for restaurants outlining many food safety guidelines that should be followed.
- Food Safety Reporting – Informative page for consumers on how they can report a problem with food safety in restaurants.
- Food Handling Practices – Information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on how restaurants should properly handle food.
- Food Safety Information – Helpful web page with information on food safety and inspections for restaurants.
- Food Safety Guidelines Overview: The Complete Guide to Restaurant Food Safety –Restaurant food safety guidelines that restaurants need to follow about illness prevention and food safety.
Food Safety for Students
- Food Safety Tips for College Students – Useful page which contains a lot of questions and answers about how to safely cook and prepare foods while away at school.
- Food Safety in Schools (formerly Serving It Safe) – Comprehensive food safety training course from The Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) for school nutrition professionals.
- Food Safety in School (Infographic) – Infographic which contains some facts and information on food safety in school.
- Food Safety in Schools – Informative page from the Minnesota Department of Health for food workers, Parents and caregivers. It also contains lots of resources to help you teach food safety and hand hygiene to kids.
Food Safety for Seniors
- Home food safety tips for seniors – Fight Bac! (PDF) – A visual article for seniors that contains a lot of home food safety tips.
- Food Safety Guidelines for Seniors – Australian Institute of Food Safety – Click the link to learn more about the symptoms of food poisoning in Seniors as well as learn how to lower your chances of contracting food poisoning.
- Older Adults and Food Safety – An informative page with food safety guidelines for older cooks. Inside, you will also find USDA Recommended Safe Internal Temperatures.
- Food Safety for Seniors: Avoiding Illness Through Proper Handling and Storage – As the title suggests, in this article, there are a lot of recommendations for safe food handling, preparation, and storage from both the FDA and the Academy and Nutrition and Dietetics.
More Resources on Food Safety
- Food Safety Resources – USDA – Resourceful page with information and links by topic about food safety.
- Resources – CDC – Information from the CDC with a collection of resources concerning food safety.
- Food Safety Resources – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Informative web site with a number of resources that are organized by topic.
- Food Safety Information FMI – Information for the restaurant industry with a collection of links about food safety.
- Food Safety Resources – CDC – Web page with information and links about food safety.
- Food Safety Information – Informative page with material to learn more about nutrition and food safety.