Basic Food Safety

Learn the most effective ways to help prevent food poisoning.

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

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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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Home-delivered groceries and subscription meal kits can be convenient, but they must be handled properly to prevent food poisoning.

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Going out to eat? Here are tips to protect yourself from food poisoning while eating out.

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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.