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:
- Dietary Supplements
- Foodborne Illness
- People At Risk
- Microwave Safety
- Risk Assessment
FDA and EPA Advice
FDA and EPA have issued advice regarding eating fish. This advice is geared toward helping women who are pregnant or may become pregnant - as well as breastfeeding mothers and parents of young children - make informed choices when it comes to fish that is healthy and safe to eat.
Questions & Answers on the Advice
FAQs on the FDA/EPA Advice that include topics such as using the advice chart, contaminants in fish, serving sizes, specific information on tuna, and where to find additional tips and references.