Food Safety for Eating Outdoors

To protect everyone from foodborne illness during warm-weather months, safe food handling when eating outdoors is critical. Follow simple food safety guidelines for transporting your food to the picnic site, and preparing and serving it safely once you’ve arrived.

Refrigerator Food Safety

Need to get your refrigerator summer ready? Here are some tips on how to safely clean your fridge and to avoid waste & foodborne illness.

Hepatitis A Outbreak in Frozen Tuna

The U.S. FDA notified consumers that frozen tuna sold in stores in TX, OK, and CA was being recalled due to a possible Hepatitis A contamination. Learn what restaurants, retailers and consumers need to know.

Juice Food Safety

Consuming unpasteurized juices can pose health risks to your family. Serious outbreaks of foodborne illness have been traced to drinking fruit and vegetable juice and cider that was not treated to kill harmful bacteria.

Raw Milk and Cheese and Foodborne Illness

The growing popularity of unpasteurized milk in the U.S. has raised public health concerns. A 2017 CDC Report states that raw milk and cheese products account for 96% of foodborne illnesses.

Restaurant Industry – Job Outlook

The restaurant industry has been among the most consistent hirers in the country in recent years. Restaurants added about 1 in 8 jobs in April 2017, consistent with the amount it has added over the past year.

Hepatitis A and Food Service Workers

Hepatitis A is a highly contagious disease that attacks the liver. To prevent the spread of hepatitis A from an infected food worker to co-workers and/or restaurant patrons, food workers should never touch ready-to-eat foods with bare hands, and should carefully wash their hands after using the bathroom.

Egg Food Safety for Easter

When you’re decorating, cooking or hiding Easter eggs, extra care is needed as eggs are handled a great deal more than usual around Easter. Follow these tips:

Foodborne Illness Types Table

Comprehensive table of foodborne disease-causing organisms, signs and symptoms, and food sources that frequently cause illness in the United States.

FSIS Meat and Poultry Consumer Hotline

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that it is increasing the delivery of safe food handling and preparation information by expanding the hours of its Meat and Poultry Hotline and Ask Karen chat services.