Eating Safely

Always exercise caution, and check with your physician if you are ill.

Recommended Websites

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Food Safety homepage, including information on foodborne outbreaks, and preventing food poisoning



The Food Safety Web page from Iowa State University includes links to educational and training materials.



The Center for Science in the Public Interest is a consumer advocacy organization that maintains a Web page on food safety issues, with links to recent news stories and areas of nutrition and food safety activism.


The “Expert Answers” section of the Mayo Clinic’s Nutrition and Healthy Eating Web page includes answers to such questions as, “How long can you safely keep leftovers in the refrigerator?”


And, from, a chart with an answer to that same question



Food safety and quality information from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, which provides an international and scientific perspective



Courtesy of the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station is this great food safety resource, with different versions targeted to consumers, professionals, and researchers. The latest FDA recalls, market withdrawals, and safety alerts are included here.



The World Health Organization (WHO) food safety Web page, including links to recent publications and a video on the Five Keys to Safer Food



Safe Food Handling Fact Sheets from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)



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