FDA Recalls of Non-Meat Food Products and Medical Devices

USDA Recalls of meat products

Can Your Kitchen Pass the Food Safety Test?

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.