Food Safety

Food Safety

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  • Getting Sick From Food: Foodborne Illness

  • Foodborne illness is caused by consuming food or beverages that are contaminated by disease-causing microbes or pathogens. Find out which diseases are spread via food, and what you can do about them.
  • Food Business Safety

  • Food safety in restaurants, cafes, and other food and beverage establishments. Including food manager certification, food and beverage establishment licensing, regulations and food code, and more about keeping food safe in food business.
  • Food Safety in Schools

  • Food safety information for food workers in schools and childcare, and for parents and caregivers.
  • Food Safety Alerts and Food Recalls

  • A food recall is a voluntary action by a manufacturer or distributor to protect the public from products that may cause health problems or possible death.

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Keeping food safe during buffets and picnics
Keeping Food Safe During Buffets or Picnics

Buffets or picnics can be a means to transmit disease among your guests if care is not taken in how the food is handled.

Stay healthy around pets, zoos and fairs
Preventing Illness Associated with Animal Contact

How to stay healthy around household pets, petting zoos and fairs.

Food Safety for Summertime
Waterborne Illness

Waterborne illness is caused by recreational or drinking water contaminated by disease-causing microbes or pathogens. Of note, many waterborne pathogens can also be acquired by consuming contaminated food or beverages, from contact with animals or their environment, or through person-to-person spread.

Norovirus prevention poster.
There's No Such Thing as "Stomach Flu" (PDF)

Complaints of "stomach flu" are usually norovirus, the most common cause of gastrointestinal illness.

Food Safety Basics: Preventing Foodborne Illness
There's a lot you can do to handle and prepare your food safely. Learn what you can do to prepare, serve and store food safely.

Updated Wednesday, 02-Mar-2022 07:46:30 CST