A Resource Guide to Food Safety

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

Food-Borne Illnesses

  • 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

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

Restaurant Food Safety

Food Safety for Students

Food Safety for Seniors

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