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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.

Order print materials from the Education Resource Library.

Food Facts on key topics such as:

  • 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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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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