Backyard Poultry Safety

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With increased interest in keeping backyard poultry, owners should be aware that poultry can sometimes carry harmful germs that make people sick. For advice on keeping you, your family, and your flock healthy, visit CDC’s Backyard Poultry page.

Tips for Meal Kit and Food Delivery Safety

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Today, many people may be having groceries or meal kits delivered or shipped to their homes. Food should always stay at a safe temperature to prevent the growth of germs that could make you sick.

Our updated feature, Tips for Meal Kit and Food Delivery Safety, provides information on what you should do before ordering food, what you should look for once the food is delivered, and how to safely handle the food in your home. Follow these tips to stay safe and healthy while enjoying meals prepared at home from meal kits and other delivered foods.

This feature can also be found in Spanish.

Foodborne Diseases Training Module

This online training covers foodborne illnesses and pathogens, surveillance, and the burden of illness. It is designed to build workforce capacity to detect, respond, and prevent disease outbreaks. This course is meant for epidemiologists and laboratory scientists and is also useful for public health professionals interested in food safety and regulation.

To access the training, log in or create an account at CDC Trainexternal icon and search for “Foodborne Introductory Training Module.”