Basic Food Safety

Learn the most effective ways to help prevent food poisoning.

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Learn the basic facts about food poisoning, who is most at risk, and how to prevent it.

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Following four simple steps at home — Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill — can help protect you and your loved ones from food poisoning.

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You can protect your family by avoiding these common food safety mistakes.

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Use these tools and tips to help prevent food poisoning every time you prepare food in the kitchen.

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Subscription meal kits, mail-order food, and home-delivered groceries offer convenience, but must be handled properly so they are safe to eat.

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Eating a diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables provides important health benefits, but it’s important that you select and prepare them safely.

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If you have a recalled food item in your refrigerator, it’s important to throw out the food and clean your refrigerator.

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Going out to eat? Here are tips to stay healthy while dining out.