Food Safety for Moms to Be: Resources
Here you'll find contact information and a list of food safety and health-related Web links organized into helpful categories.
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Food Information Line at: 1-888-SAFE FOOD. Call with questions concerning dairy foods and shell eggs, produce, seafood, and processed foods (not made with meat and poultry products).
The FDA's Food Information Line provides answers to questions on food safety, nutrition, dietary supplements, food labeling, cosmetics, food additives and food biotechnology. To speak with an FDA Information Specialist, call between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. More than 200 hours of recorded messages are available 24 hours a day.
All services available in English only.
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture Meat and Poultry Hotline at: 1-888-MPHotline. The TTY number for the hearing impaired is: 1-800-256-7072. Call with questions concerning meat, poultry, and egg products.
Pregnancy & Foodborne Illness
http://www.cdc.gov/listeria/index.html Information about listeriosis, a foodborne illness that can be particularly harmful to pregnant women and their babies. Available online in English and Spanish. http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/ Information about toxoplasmosis, a foodborne illness that can be particularly harmful to pregnant women and their babies.
www.fightbac.org This site is dedicated to educating the public about safe food handling to help reduce foodborne illness. www.foodsafety.gov/ A wealth of government food safety information on a wide range of topics. Food Tampering, An Extra Ounce of Caution Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Food Safety Office
http://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/ An in-depth view of foodborne outbreak investigations and surveillance, including outbreak statistics. www.fsis.usda.gov/Fsis_Recalls/index.asp This site is all about food recalls for meat and poultry products in the U.S. www.recalls.gov Offers information about product recalls involving toys, drugs, food, cosmetics, pesticides, cars, and boats.