Food Safety

Latest News and Information

Promote Safe Poultry Handling May 26, 2023
American Academy of Pediatrics: Metals in Baby Foods February 10, 2021
Cyclospora Outbreak Linked to Bagged Salads August 19, 2020
Expanded Recall Linked to Contaminated Onions August 7, 2020
National Recall: Salmonella and Onions August 1, 2020
Urgent Request to Check for Recalled Salads June 29, 2020


Extension Responds to COVID-19
Resources to eat nutritious foods safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Cook’s Thesaurus
A cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools.  Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions.

Food Substitutions
Created by the Cooperative Extension Service University of Illinois. A collection of safe and effective food substitutions.

Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)
Located at the National Agricultural Library (NAL), its mission, to collect and disseminate information about food and human nutrition.
A gateway website that provides links to selected government food safety-related information.

Fight BAC!
Partnership of government, industry and consumer groups established to educate consumers about food safety and safe food handling techniques; includes information for consumers, educators, and the media.

Food Safety Initiative Activity
Brought to you by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Many people do not think about food safety until a food-related illness affects them or a family member. While the food supply in the United States is one of the safest in the world, CDC estimates that 76 million people get sick, more than 300,000 are hospitalized, and 5,000 Americans die each year from food borne illness.

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