FDA Recalls of Non-Meat Food Products and Medical Devices

USDA Recalls of meat products

Can Your Kitchen Pass the Food Safety Test?

General Food Safety of Venison During Hunting Season
Food safety techniques to consider while deer hunting in Wisconsin

Basics for Handling Food Safely | PDF | En Español | En Español PDF
Lists safe steps in food handling, cooking, and storage; includes a cold storage chart.

Be Smart. Keep Foods Apart. Don't Cross-Contaminate
By following these simple steps, you can prevent cross-contamination and reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

The Big Thaw — Safe Defrosting Methods — for Consumers | PDF | En Español | En Español PDF
Learn about the three safe ways to defrost food: in the refrigerator, in cold water, and in the microwave.

"Check Your Steps" Children's Color Quiz (PDF Only)
Fill-in-the-blank and matching activity for kids.

Cleanliness Helps Prevent Foodborne Illness | PDF
By keeping everything clean that comes in contact with food, consumers can be assured they are helping to do their part to Fight BAC!

Cutting Boards and Food Safety | PDF
To avoid cross-contamination, choose and maintain your cutting boards with food safety in mind.

"Danger Zone" (40 °F - 140 °F) | PDF | En Español | En Español PDF
Leaving food too long in the temperature "danger zone" causes foodborne bacteria to grow to levels that can cause illness.

Safe Minimum Internal Temperature Chart | PDF
One-page fact sheet that lists USDA's recommendations.

Doneness Versus Safety | PDF | En Español | En Español PDF
Is "done" the same thing as "safe"? What does it mean to cook to proper temperature?

Door-to-Door Meat Sales | PDF | En Español | En Español PDF
Consumers must know important information about the dealer and the company before making a decision they might later regret.

Mail Order Food Safety | PDF | En Español | En Español PDF
These tips will help the purchaser and recipient determine if their perishable foods have been handled properly.

Fighting BAC!® by Chilling Out
Cold temperatures keep harmful bacteria from growing.

Food Safety After School | PDF | En Español PDF
Learn why children are at risk for foodborne illness and know the kitchen practices that help keep them from becoming ill.

Food Safety Counts! (PDF) | Alternate Text
Always "Check Your Steps" to protect your family from food poisoning.

Food Safety Tips for College Students | PDF
The USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline answers questions from parents or students about the handling and storage of food for college kids.

Freezing and Food Safety | PDF | En Español | En Español PDF
How to freeze food safely and how long to keep it.

Keep Food Safe! Food Safety Basics | PDF
Safe steps in food handling, cooking, and storage are essential in preventing foodborne illness.

Keep Hands Clean! with Good Hygiene (PDF Only)
Colorful 8½ by 5½ card conveys the theme for National Food Safety Education Month 2005.

Keeping "Bag" Lunches Safe | PDF | En Español PDF
Food brought from home can be kept safe if it is first handled and cooked safely.

Kitchen Companion: Your Safe Food Handbook (PDF, Single Page, 3.3mb) | PDF, Facing Pages (2.8mb) | Alternate Text-Only Version  This food safety handbook contains all the basic information you need to know about food safety...some old, some new... and all in one place.

Leftovers and Food Safety | PDF
USDA recommendations for handling leftovers safely to prevent foodborne illness.

Refrigeration & Food Safety | PDF
Covers the importance of refrigeration, placement of foods, proper storage temperatures and times.

Safe Handling of Take-Out Foods | PDF | En Español
Keep take-out and delivered foods safe and store leftovers properly.

Shelf Stable Food Safety | PDF
Answer your questions about the safety and proper storage of shelf stable foods — those that do not require refrigeration, like (most) canned goods; learn about the science behind modern food packaging methods.

Washing Food: Does It Promote Food Safety? | PDF
How to prevent cross-contamination; safe cleaning methods.

Cooking For Groups | En Español | En Español PDF
This information will help volunteers prepare and serve food safely for large groups such as family reunions, church dinners, and community gatherings. Get the booklet, artwork, and more.

7 Food Safety Steps for Successful Community Meals | PDF

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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.