Safety Tips

Reduce your risk for food poisoning with articles, tips and tools based on four easy steps for safe food handling at home, whether for holiday meals, grilling out or reheating leftovers.

Four Easy Steps

hand washing
Wash
Proper hand washing may eliminate a large percentage of food poisoning and significantly reduce the spread of the common cold and flu.  MORE ...
 
cutting board cleaning
Separate
Use two cutting boards: one strictly to cut raw meat, poultry and seafood; the other for ready-to-eat foods, like breads and vegetables.  MORE ...
 
cooking temperatures
Cook
Use a food thermometer to make sure meat is thoroughly cooked. It's the only reliable way to ensure safety and to determine the doneness of cooked meats, poultry, egg dishes and leftovers.  MORE ...
 
Refrigerating foods
Refrigerate
Refrigerate foods quickly and at a proper temperature to slow the growth of bacteria and prevent food poisoning. MORE ...