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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Closed Thurs 12:30PM - 1:30PM EST


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Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration

5001 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20740

Industry and Consumer Assistance

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