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Buy, Store & Serve Safe Food

Food Safety Tip Sheet

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.

FDA provides educational resources 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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Educational Resources

Food Facts

Fact sheets on various food safety topics for consumers

Education Resource Library

Full catalog of printable educational materials and videos on topics related to food safety, nutrition (including labeling and dietary supplements), and cosmetics


Food Safety in Your Kitchen

When you prepare meals and snacks for yourself, your family, and your friends, it is important to follow simple food safety tips to help prevent foodborne illness, also known as “food poisoning.”

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