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For 24 years National Food Safety Education Month has provided 30 days for health educators at the national, state, and local levels to focus attention on the fundamentals of buying, storing, preparing, and serving food as safely as possible.

While the United States has one of the safest food supplies

Continue Reading September 2022 is the 24th National Food Safety Education Month

This past week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its regulatory counterparts in Mexico — the Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) and the National Service of Agro-Alimentary Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) — held the second annual Food Safety Partnership (FSP) Meeting as part of

Continue Reading Food safety talks between U.S. and Mexico focus on building partnership

Editor’s note: For news about the congressional report, please click here.

The FDA takes exposure to toxic elements in the food supply extremely seriously, especially when it comes to protecting the health and safety of the youngest and most vulnerable in the population. Toxic elements, such as arsenic
Continue Reading FDA responds to questions about report on lead, other toxins in baby food


Among those in Hurricane Delta’s path in the Gulf Coast and the Southeast U.S. are farmers and their fields of crops grown for human consumption. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition has several resources to help growers who may be affected by
Continue Reading FDA ready to help food producers hit by Hurricane Delta

September is Food Safety Education Month: Each week we will post educational material about food safety. Some is for consumers, some is for educators, all is targeted on reducing foodborne illness.

This month take an active role in preventing foodborne illness, also known as “food poisoning.” The federal government estimates
Continue Reading Four steps to safer food at home, at school, at work and at play

Planning to enjoy a picnic, barbecue, or meal under the summer sun on this holiday weekend? In addition to food safety, remember to practice social distancing — stay 6 feet apart from others you don’t live with — and follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s safety precautions to
Continue Reading Food safety goes hand-in-hand with COVID-19 safety this year


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been assuring the American public that there is no nationwide shortage of food, that local outages of certain products are the result of unprecedented demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the same time, there are reports of food plants closing because of
Continue Reading FDA food safety leader says all OK despite fewer inspections amid pandemic


After a series of large-scale food safety problems almost a decade ago, Congress passed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, to shift our food safety system from one that focused primarily on responding to problems to a system that prevents them from
Continue Reading FDA leaders say dashboard will help reveal course of food safety


Editor’s note: Three top Food and Drug Administration officials joined to write this FDA Voices blog, which was originally posted by the agency on Feb. 7, 2019. 

When the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in 2011, one of the most challenging parts of Congress’
Continue Reading Progress report: FDA moving forward with FSMA’s produce safety rule


Editor’s note: This consumer advice column, by FDA staff working with the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, was originally published on Please remember, some premixed eggnog products sold in retailers’ refrigerated and frozen food departments are not made with pasteurized eggs and, like homemade eggnog,
Continue Reading Alcohol content doesn’t matter; raw eggs can spike your nog with Salmonella