According to the Center for Disease Control, 13 - 21% of foodborne disease outbreaks with a known single setting were from food consumed in a private home.  The following are safe food handling practices for a variety of different settings including your home, tailgating and while on a trip.

If you have a food facility and would like more information please see the section Food Safety for Businesses or contact one of our Sanitarians.

If you have questions or would like more information about food safety in your home, please use the following app. or contact one of our Sanitarians.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) also has food safety videos available in Spanish and American Sign Language (ALS) and additional food safety materials at their website.


Food Recalls

FDA Recalls of non-meat food products

USDA Recalls of meat products


Additional Information

Food Facility Inspection Reports

Safe Food Handling Practices

Turkey and Other Holiday Food Safety

Summertime Food Safety

Meat Preparation

Chicken, Eggs, Ratites, Game Preparation

Food and Waterborne Diseases

Appliances and Thermometers

Food Labeling Fact Sheets

At Risk Populations

Links to other Food Safety Partners



For questions or more information about food safety, please contact one of our Sanitarians (e-mail), or by calling (715) 261-1900.

If you would like to file a complaint, request, or report, doing so will create a public record that is subject to disclosure pursuant to Wisconsin public records law.