Seasonal and Holiday Food Safety

Make food safety a part of your party, holiday, or event plans.

Holiday food on a table

Feasting with family and friends is part of many holiday celebrations. Follow these tips to prevent food poisoning during the holidays.

Buffet line

Follow these steps to keep food safe when cooking, preparing, or serving food for large groups.

Thanksgiving dinner

Follow these tips to help you safely prepare your next holiday turkey meal.

Chicken wings, chips, and other foods on a typical game day food tray.

Tackling a buffet at your game day gathering? Follow these tips to avoid food poisoning while watching the big game.

Various canned and pressure canned food items

Home canning is an excellent way to preserve garden produce, but it can lead to botulism if not done correctly. Follow these steps to safely and correctly can foods at home.

Chicken grilling on a grill

Food poisoning peaks in the summer months when warmer temperatures cause foodborne germs to flourish. Follow these steps for a safe and enjoyable grilling season.

Woman cooking a meal in a kitchen

Chitlins (sometimes called chitterlings) are a traditional Southern food served during winter holidays. Follow these safety tips when handling and cooking chitlins.

Mother and daughter preparing cupcakes

Raw dough can contain bacteria that can make you sick. Follow these safety tips when handling raw dough or batter.