Fact sheet series regarding food safety information.
Keep food safe during taigating events.
Keep food safe after natural disasters.
One of the critical factors to control harmful bacteria in food is controlling temperature.
During pregnancy, your immune system is altered, which makes it harder for your body to fight off certain harmful foodborne pathogens.
Fish and shellfish have been on restaurant menus for years. Now consumers are including more seafood on their menus at home.
When you return to your home, make sure you assess all food and food preparation areas and equipment carefully.
Floodwaters commonly contain microbial contaminants and can directly affect public health.
Listeriosis is a rare but serious illness caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria. About 1,600 people in the United States get sick from listeria each year. It is the third leading cause of death from food poisoning. (PDF Format Only)
Foodborne botulism is a rare but serious illness caused by eating foods that contain neurotoxins produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. The botulinum toxin can affect the central nervous system and cause muscle weakness, paralysis and even death.
Some people continue to believe that raw milk is a natural food and therefor is healthier and safer than pasteurized milk.
As natural as raw pet food diets may seem, these diets have not been shown to be healthier for pets. In addition, they can pose significant risks to humans.