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.
The Keep Food Safe Blog is published at FoodSafety.gov. Authors from the USDA, FDA and CDC contribute to this important public health discussion forum that provides practical information and tips from experts to help you and your family stay food safe.
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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
Editor’s note: This consumer advice column, by FDA staff working with the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, was originally published on www.foodsafety.gov. Please remember, some premixed eggnog products sold in retailers’ …
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Your soon-to-be 6-year-old wants you to bake elaborately decorated holiday cookies and cakes in the shapes of of the season. You’ve found a cake-decoration video online, but it uses ingredients that make you wonder…
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My name is Scott Loughan and I am a Compliance Officer in the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Regulatory Affairs. I work in Vermont and I am a senior case officer in my…
Continue Reading FDA Frontlines: Meet Scott Loughan, compliance officer of the year
Editor’s note: The FDA’s Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine Stephen Ostroff combined efforts for this column.
We know how important it is to get produce safety right. Taking…
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Editor’s note: This is part of series of articles and opinion columns we are publishing in recognition of September as Food Safety Education Month.
In an effort to enhance retail food safety, the U.S.…
Continue Reading FDA releases video testimonials to enhance retail food safety education
Editor’s note: FDA’s Scott Gottlieb and Stephen Ostroff posted this joint blog under the title “FDA Update on Traceback Related to the E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce” from their vantage points as …
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