Consumer's Guide to Safe Food Handling

Ever worry about food poisoning, or keeping food safe? Here are 4 simple steps to making sure your food is safe to eat. 

The United States provides one of the safest food supplies in the world. With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the food, beverage and agricultural industries working together, our food supply is becoming even safer. However, despite all of these safe factors, microorganisms may sll exist at levels that present risks to consumers. 

It is important for you to think about safe food handling to reduce your risk of foodborne illness. 

You can take these 4 easy, practical steps in your own home to keep your family safe, from how to handle raw meat and poultry, to proper cooking temperature, to cleaning up.