Clicky

FoodSafety.gov

FoodSafety.gov FoodSafety.gov is your one-stop online shop for food safety information from the federal government.

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the many accomplishments of Black Americans and recognize their central role ...
02/01/2023

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the many accomplishments of Black Americans and recognize their central role
in U.S. history such as Dr. George Washington Carver, one of the greatest agricultural scientists in history.

By the end of this week, you might be bacon us to stop. But the steaks are just too high! We had a meating and decided t...
01/30/2023

By the end of this week, you might be bacon us to stop. But the steaks are just too high! We had a meating and decided the best way to celebrate is with and meaty meals! Comment your fav 🥩 pun or meal!

When washing your leafy greens, like spinach and lettuce, always:• Get rid of any torn or bruised leaves• Rinse leaves u...
01/28/2023

When washing your leafy greens, like spinach and lettuce, always:
• Get rid of any torn or bruised leaves
• Rinse leaves under running water
• Dry with a clean cloth or paper towel
https://bit.ly/3J0eRrn

Winter weather headed your way? Save this infographic and always stay prepared and stay !
01/23/2023

Winter weather headed your way? Save this infographic and always stay prepared and stay !

Are you staying out of the cold weather and getting food delivered from restaurants? These meals should be eaten right a...
01/21/2023

Are you staying out of the cold weather and getting food delivered from restaurants? These meals should be eaten right away or refrigerated because cooked food can make you sick if it sits out for more than 2 hours. https://bit.ly/3C8x9Cq

 Love lunch meat? Save this photo for future reference and stay    ask.usda.gov/s/article/How-long-does-lunch-meat-stay-...
01/20/2023

Love lunch meat? Save this photo for future reference and stay
ask.usda.gov/s/article/How-long-does-lunch-meat-stay-fresh

January is National Soup Month!  tip: Never leave a large pot of soup on the counter to cool before placing in the fridg...
01/18/2023

January is National Soup Month! tip: Never leave a large pot of soup on the counter to cool before placing in the fridge. Instead, separate into smaller containers and safely place in the fridge for immediate cooling.

Remember to always thaw meat or poultry in the refrigerator, cold water, or microwave before putting it in your slow coo...
01/17/2023

Remember to always thaw meat or poultry in the refrigerator, cold water, or microwave before putting it in your slow cooker. Don’t thaw it on the counter. https://bit.ly/3FZlpDt

Jan 12 is Curried Chicken Day! 💬 Comment w/ a 📷 of your curried chicken dishes and remember to freeze or consume your le...
01/12/2023

Jan 12 is Curried Chicken Day! 💬 Comment w/ a 📷 of your curried chicken dishes and remember to freeze or consume your leftovers within four days to stay .

Are you a deep dish or thin crust lover? Tip ➡ When pizza is left at room temp for more than 2 hours, harmful bacteria c...
01/10/2023

Are you a deep dish or thin crust lover? Tip ➡ When pizza is left at room temp for more than 2 hours, harmful bacteria can grow and multiply rapidly, leading to foodborne illness. Don't let precious pizza leftovers go to waste! Keep 'em !

Trying a new healthy recipe to start out 2023? Remember to include this key step - wash hands after handling uncooked me...
01/10/2023

Trying a new healthy recipe to start out 2023? Remember to include this key step - wash hands after handling uncooked meat, chicken and other poultry, seafood, flour, or eggs. https://bit.ly/3jvqprY

Show of hands if you use your 📲 to follow food recipes 🖐 Well, you better go wash those hands! If you use your phone whi...
01/06/2023

Show of hands if you use your 📲 to follow food recipes 🖐 Well, you better go wash those hands! If you use your phone while cooking, be sure to follow these steps to prevent foodborne illness via cross-contamination:

DYK children younger than five years are at an increased risk for foodborne illness & related health complications becau...
01/03/2023

DYK children younger than five years are at an increased risk for foodborne illness & related health complications because their immune systems are still developing? Find out how to keep your kiddos 🚸 https://bit.ly/3WvQ02J

What have you meal prepped for this week? 💬 Whether you’re kicking off the new year with healthy meal prep habits or it’...
01/02/2023

What have you meal prepped for this week? 💬 Whether you’re kicking off the new year with healthy meal prep habits or it’s already your routine, don’t let foodborne illness delay you from reaching your goals! Cooked meals are only safe for up to 4 days in the fridge.

It’s a New Year and a great opportunity to start healthy habits by clearing the fridge of expired holiday leftovers! 💬 W...
01/01/2023

It’s a New Year and a great opportunity to start healthy habits by clearing the fridge of expired holiday leftovers! 💬 What’s the first thing you’re tossing out? 🗑️ Download our FoodKeeper app to keep your food fresh and safe. https://bit.ly/3WRykyg

Cheers to a happy and healthy new year! Start the year off right by learning about food safety and how to prevent food p...
12/31/2022

Cheers to a happy and healthy new year! Start the year off right by learning about food safety and how to prevent food poisoning: https://bit.ly/3HHO9mQ

Ring in the New Year with food safety! 🎉 while enjoying those tasty snacks tomorrow night, remember to follow these 4 st...
12/30/2022

Ring in the New Year with food safety! 🎉 while enjoying those tasty snacks tomorrow night, remember to follow these 4 steps: Clean, Separate, Cook & Chill!

Are you feeling ill after all the holiday eating? Learn about the symptoms of food poisoning, how soon they start, and w...
12/29/2022

Are you feeling ill after all the holiday eating? Learn about the symptoms of food poisoning, how soon they start, and what common food sources are: https://bit.ly/3V35xp4

Are those holiday leftovers still in the fridge? If it’s only been 3-4 days, heat & eat or freeze them asap! Otherwise, ...
12/29/2022

Are those holiday leftovers still in the fridge? If it’s only been 3-4 days, heat & eat or freeze them asap! Otherwise, it’s time to discard. Frozen, leftovers can last up to six months (for best quality).

Heard about a meat, poultry, or egg product recall through the grapevine, but want to find more information to keep you ...
12/28/2022
Recalls and Outbreaks

Heard about a meat, poultry, or egg product recall through the grapevine, but want to find more information to keep you and your family safe? We have a dedicated page on the website for you to easily reference:

Find recalls and alerts on FoodSafety.gov about food that may cause consumers to become ill.

Don’t forget! Turkey, chicken & duck are safe to eat when they reach 165°F in 3 places:(1) thickest part of the breast(2...
12/24/2022

Don’t forget! Turkey, chicken & duck are safe to eat when they reach 165°F in 3 places:

(1) thickest part of the breast
(2) innermost part of the wing
(3) innermost part of the thigh

⚠Attention bakers – Don’t let your holiday pies spoil! Pies that contain eggs or milk should be refrigerated within 2 ho...
12/23/2022

⚠Attention bakers – Don’t let your holiday pies spoil! Pies that contain eggs or milk should be refrigerated within 2 hours. Fruit pies are ONLY safe for 2 days at room temp, and 1 week in the fridge!

12/22/2022
Food Safety: Holiday Leftovers

After cooking your holiday meal, you should refrigerate perishable food within 2 hours. If you are refrigerating a big cut of meat, cut it into smaller pieces so it cools quickly. Learn more about holiday food safety. https://bit.ly/3WpggLG

Parents & Caregivers: Did you know children under 5 have a higher risk of foodborne illness because their immune systems...
12/22/2022

Parents & Caregivers: Did you know children under 5 have a higher risk of foodborne illness because their immune systems are still developing? Keep them safe from foodborne illness this holiday season by avoiding certain foods.

Does your holiday recipe call for raw eggs? Always use pasteurized eggs to make holiday foods like eggnog, tiramisu, or ...
12/21/2022

Does your holiday recipe call for raw eggs? Always use pasteurized eggs to make holiday foods like eggnog, tiramisu, or hollandaise sauce. Learn more tips: https://bit.ly/3gYjczS

Raw flour is not ready-to-eat and may contain harmful bacteria. Make sure raw dough or batter is fully cooked or baked b...
12/20/2022

Raw flour is not ready-to-eat and may contain harmful bacteria. Make sure raw dough or batter is fully cooked or baked before eating. Don’t taste raw dough or batter, even if it’s tempting to take a bite! https://bit.ly/3VJRvtk

Address

U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services
Washington D.C., DC
20201

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when FoodSafety.gov posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to FoodSafety.gov:

Videos

Nearby government services


Comments

Are those Christmas leftovers still in the fridge? Today is the last day they are safe! You can also freeze them up to six months for best quality.
Reheating leftovers today? Whether reheating in the oven or in the microwave, bring all leftovers to an internal temperature of 165°F for safety.
If you’re making cookies tonight, think twice before tasting the dough! You can get sick after eating or tasting unbaked products that are intended to be baked, such as dough or batter.
Attention bakers – Don’t let your holiday pies spoil! Pies that contain eggs or milk should be refrigerated within 2 hours. Fruit pies are safe for only 2 days at room temp, but 1 week in the fridge! Download the FoodKeeper app for food storage tips! https://go.usa.gov/xevFz
Avoid food poisoning this holiday season! Cook meat to a safe internal temperature and check it with a food thermometer. Learn safe cooking temperatures: https://go.usa.gov/xeRNx
It’s officially Winter! Don’t forget to stay by following our holiday food safety guide.
Are you an expecting mom this holiday season or know someone who is? Protect against foodborne illness by opting for choices. Safe choices below ↓
It’s season! If you’re making your eggnog at home, be sure to use pasteurized eggs/egg products. If you aren’t using pasteurized eggs, heat the egg base to 160°F to keep your holiday drink .
While canned goods are important to have in an emergency, be sure to avoid consuming foods from deeply dented cans. A deep dent is one that you can lay your finger into and often have sharp points which can damage the seam and allow bacteria to enter the can.
Parents & Caregivers: Did you know children under 5 have a higher risk of foodborne illness because their immune systems are still developing? Keep them safe from foodborne illness this holiday season by avoiding certain foods.
Did you know the only way to tell if food is safely cooked is by using a food thermometer? Even experienced cooks can’t tell if food is safely cooked by checking its color and texture. Learn safe internal temperatures for food to prevent food poisoning: https://go.usa.gov/xeyCZ
Tornadoes are causing power outages across the Midwest and the South, leaving many without power or water. To ensure maximum safety of food products & reduce risk of foodborne illness, keep the fridge and freezer closed as much as possible and follow the tips below.
x

Other Government Organizations in Washington D.C. (show all)

Adam Colby Monks Agent Kathleen-Sebelius Agent Alex Michael Azar Agent Sylvia Mary Burwell MARK HUDSON Agent Judy Perona Dcn. HHS Grant Program Online Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority HHS Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response Mark Walker Agent Mary McDaniel Agent Dr Loyce Pace Agent Tom Browne Dhhs Alex Michael Azar Claim Agent DR. Rachel Levine