CDC and Food Safety Newsletter

Updated February 10, 2022

New Population Survey Data on FoodNet Fast

The Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) periodically surveys people in its surveillance area to learn more about foods people eat and behaviors linked to diarrheal illness.

FoodNet has added data from its most recent population survey (2018–2019) to its online toolbox, FoodNet Fast.

With FoodNet Fast’s Population Survey Tool, you can see responses to questions about a variety of topics, including:

  • Food
  • Drinking water
  • Raw milk
  • Dietary practices
  • Food handling practices
  • Chicken handling practices
  • Food safety behaviors
  • Contact with animals
  • Contact with recreational water
  • International travel
  • Vomiting and diarrheal symptoms
  • Health-seeking behaviors

You can also compare responses for different groups of people by filtering results by age group, sex, race and ethnicity, geographic location, and season.

Grandmother and grandchild making valentine cupcakes

Bake Safely This Valentine’s Day

Are you baking with a loved one this Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re making cookies, brownies, cakes, or some other treat, don’t take a bite before it’s fully baked. You can get sick after tasting raw (unbaked) dough or batter because uncooked flour and raw eggs can contain germs. Bake with love—follow these safety practices when preparing and handling raw dough.

Pot of chili

Today’s Food Safety Tip

Serve your Super Bowl food at the right temperature:

  • Keep hot foods at 140°F or warmer. Use chafing dishes, slow cookers, and warming trays to keep food hot.
  • Keep cold foods, like salsa and guacamole, at 40°F or colder. Use small service trays or nest serving dishes in bowls of ice.