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Every Good Meal Should Start With Food Safetyexternal icon  [Streaming, 30 sec]

Don’t let food poisoning ruin your dinner plans! Learn 4 simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. Low Resolution Videomedia icon

Food Safety around the kitchen

Gear Up for Food Safetyexternal icon [Streaming, 2 min 3 sec]

1 in 6 Americans get sick from eating contaminated food each year. Your kitchen is filled with food safety tools that, when used properly, can keep you and your loved ones healthy. Get tips on how to help prevent food poisoning by proper use of refrigerators, microwaves, cutting boards and more. Low Resolution Videomedia icon

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Keep Foods Separateexternal icon  [Streaming, 11 sec]

Don’t let food poisoning ruin your plans! Learn tips to avoid cross-contamination while cooking. Transcript pdf icon[PDF – 1 page] Low Resolution Videomedia icon

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preparing common foods and foods to not eat to avoid food poisoning video

Prevent Food Poisoning: Safety tips for handling and preparing common foodexternal icon [Streaming, 1 min 37 sec]

This information provides safety tips for handling and preparing common foods, and what to avoid and how to make better choices to prevent food poisoning. View Transcript pdf icon[PDF – 1 page] Low Resolution Videomedia icon

keeping clean during food preparation and washing

The Importance of Cleaning and Washing During Food Preparationexternal icon [Streaming, 2 min 51 sec]

Illness-causing bacteria can survive in many places around your kitchen, including your hands, utensils, and cutting boards.

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How Does Cross-Contamination Happen?external icon [Streaming, 3 min 11 sec]

Learn how to prevent a sneaky food safety hazard that can show up at many points between purchasing and eating food: cross-contamination.

thaw food properly

How to Thaw Food Properlyexternal icon [Streaming, 3 min 19 sec]

There are three safe ways to thaw food: in the refrigerator, in cold water, and in the microwave oven.

safe and healthy raw fruits and vegetables video

Safe Handling of Raw Produce and Fresh-Squeezed Fruit and Vegetable Juicesexternal icon [Streaming, 3 min 53 sec]

Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Your local markets carry an amazing variety of fresh fruits and vegetables that are both nutritious and delicious. As you enjoy fresh produce and fresh-squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, it is important to handle these products safely in order to reduce the risks of foodborne illness.

seafood safety video

Fresh and Frozen Seafood: Selecting and Serving it Safelyexternal icon [Streaming, 3 min 37 sec]

Fish and shellfish are an important part of a healthful diet. They contain high quality protein and other essential nutrients. A well-balanced diet that includes a variety of fish and shellfish can contribute to heart health and aid in children’s proper growth and development. As you enjoy fresh and frozen seafood, it is important to handle these products safely in order to reduce the risks of foodborne illness.

Raw Milk and Cheese Products

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Raw Milk Dangers: Mary McGonigleexternal icon [Streaming, 3 min 43 sec]

Mary McGonigle-Martin, from California, is the kind of mom who does her homework. Searching for a healthier way to provide dairy for her 7-year-old son, she considered raw milk. In this video, Mary describes what happened after her son drank contaminated raw milk.

Antibiotic Resistance

foodborne germs becoming antibiotic resistance video

Food Safety and Antibiotic Resistanceexternal icon [Streaming, 5 min 28 sec]

This video explores the subject of antibiotic resistance in food. It explains what antibiotic resistance is, and how resistant bacteria affects the health of people and animals.