Food

Buy, Store & Serve Safe Food

The food supply in the United States is among the safest in the world. However, there certain bacteria and pathogens that can contaminate food and cause foodborne illness, often known as food poisoning.

The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition’s (CFSAN) Education Resource Library provides information related to food safety, including how you can safely buy, store, prepare and serve food.

Topic areas include:

  • Additives
  • Allergies
  • Beverages
  • Cosmetics
  • Dairy
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Emergencies
  • Foodborne Illness
  • Fruit/Vegetable/Juice
  • Holidays
  • Irradiation
  • Nutrition
  • Labeling
  • People At Risk
  • Pregnancy
  • Seafood
  • Microwave Safety
  • Risk Assessment

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What You Need to Know about Safe Food Handling 
Learn 4 Steps to Food Safety
 

The food supply in the United States is among the safest in the world. However, when certain disease-causing bacteria or pathogens contaminate food, they can cause foodborne illness, often called “food poisoning.”

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1-888-SAFEFOOD
1-888-723-3366
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Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740

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Page Last Updated: 12/09/2015
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