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FDA has been working with @CDCgov, state, local and international partners on an investigation of an outbreak of Salmonella Stanley infections likely linked to recalled wood ear mushrooms imported by Wismettac Asian Foods.
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Our recent USDA observational study revealed consumers may not know how to check if their frozen meal is safe to eat. The only way to confirm your food is done, is by using a food thermometer to confirm that your meal has reached a safe internal temperature.
When was the last time you gave your fridge some TLC? A clean & tidy fridge is also key to keeping food safe! Use this guide to organize & reduce your risk of foodborne illness!
Are you new to the kitchen? Make sure you know the basics to prevent foodborne illness! Here are some food safety tips to get you started from our USDA observational study.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our virtual public meeting today! A recording of the meeting will be available here soon:
FSIS’ roundtable discussion featured a panel of subject matter experts to address questions regarding food safety.
“FSIS relies on consumer research to guide communication and assess whether our food safety messaging meets the needs of the consumer.”
“There are a number of food safety activities occurring at CDC in collaboration with our partners including investigating and controlling outbreaks to prevent future illnesses.” - Dr. Robert Tauxe
“FDA plans to build on the future with new tools and technologies that will enable us to keep pace with advancing technology and production to reduce foodborne illness once and for all in this nation, including those caused by salmonella.” – Frank Yiannas
“My 2020 vision for food safety consists of leading with science, building relationships, and influencing behavior changes.” – Dr. Mindy Brashears
What a great day of information from the FSIS virtual public meeting! Participants have been learning about science-based, data-driven approaches to reducing salmonella from USDA, FDA & CDC. #StateofTheScience
DYK? Pregnant women are 10x more likely to get Listeriosis. It’s important for pregnant women to reheat deli meats until steaming hot or 165°F, in order to protect their baby from this illness.
Today, we are in Sioux Falls, South Dakota hiring Food Inspectors to join the #FoodSafety team. Get additional details at
Today, we are in Aberdeen, South Dakota hiring Food Inspectors to join the #FoodSafety team. Get additional details at
Do you know what the most common foodborne pathogens are? Knowing the source & what to look for can help protect you & your family from foodborne illnesses!
USDA’s Office of Food Safety & FSIS are releasing Roadmap to Reducing Salmonella: Driving Change through Science-Based Policy, which discusses initiatives to decrease #Salmonella. Join us during the virtual public meeting on Sept. 22. Register here:
Passionate about #publicservice and would like to join the #FoodSafety team? FSIS has vacancies for Food Inspectors in Sioux Falls, SD & Worthington, MN. More details & application here:
It’s National Cheeseburger Day! No matter how you top it make sure it’s cooked safely by always using a food thermometer to check for an internal temp of 160 °F!
Power outages and flooding can compromise the safety of your food. If you’re currently affected by Hurricane #Sally, here are some tips to keep you and your food safe!
Are you remembering to check your steps in the fridge, too!? 💧 Clean – wash your hands for 20 seconds getting anything out of the fridge to eat. ↔️ Separate – store raw meats in containers to prevent juices from leaking. ❄️ Chill – make sure your fridge is set at or below 40°F.5
#Recall: Willow Tree Poultry Farm, Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Salad Products due to Misbranding and an Und...
Interested #FoodSafety? FSIS has vacancies for Food Inspectors in Aberdeen, South Dakota. For more information visit:
Research shows that harmful bacteria spreads faster throughout your kitchen from this dangerous practice and can stay on surfaces for up to 32 hours. Make sure you clean then sanitize your surfaces.
Hurricane #Sally is expected to bring flash flooding and river flooding over portions of the central Gulf Coast. Here’s what you need to know to keep food safe if you experience flooding.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Here! Many traditional dishes include meat, poultry or both as the main dish, here are some food safety tips for to keep you healthy & safe this month: ➡️
Hurricane #Sally is expected to cause heavy rainfall and power outages. Here are some tips to keep your food safe: ➡️Set freezer to 0°F & fridge to 40°F or below. ➡️Freeze containers of water to keep food cold. ➡️Store food on high shelves to avoid flood water. See more below!
Hotline Trending Topic Q: How do I determine the shelf life of the food in my home? A: USDA’s FoodKeeper app helps you understand food and beverages storage for all the food in your home. Download the app on your smartphone device or visit the website:
Happy #GrandparentsDay! Thinking about cooking for your grandparents today? Keep in mind that adults 65+ are at a higher risk for hospitalization & death from foodborne illness. Help your grandparents live long, healthy lives with these tips & reminders!👵❤️👴👵🏽❤e6IPVv
It’s #NationalChickenmonth! However you enjoy cooking your chicken, make sure you use a food thermometer to make sure your chicken is fully cooked to a safe internal temperature of 165 °F to avoid foodborne illness.
#Recall: Cher-Make Sausage Company Recalls Fully Cooked Meat Sausage Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclare...
Today, we are in Marshalltown, Iowa, hiring Food Inspectors to join the #FoodSafety team. Get additional details at:
September is National Preparedness Month. Make sure you take time to prepare for natural emergencies in advance. Power outages and floods can compromise the safety of your food. Here’s what you need to know:
FSIS today announced the modernization of egg products inspection for the first time since Congress passed the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA) in 1970. Learn more here:
Today, we are in Marshalltown, Iowa, hiring Food Inspectors to join the #FoodSafety team. Get additional details at:
Protecting your family from foodborne illness can be a family affair. FSIS is here to help you teach your children about the importance of food safety. Visit our website for fun and educational resources:
Hanging on to those leftovers from the weekend? Consider eating or freezing them soon! Leftovers are only safe for up to 4 days in the fridge. After that they should be frozen or thrown away.
⚠️ If you’re hosting the #LaborDay Weekend party, don’t get caught in the #DangerZone!! Discard foods left out for more than 2 hours and if it's really hot out (above 90°F) don’t leave out for more than one hour.
Will you be grilling like a PRO this weekend? Use your food thermometer to make sure your family and guest enjoy a safe meal. #LaborDay P – place the thermometer R – read the temp O – off the grill Happy grilling!
#PublicHealthAlert: FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Ineligible Imported Cooked Duck Blood Curds from China
Don’t forget to use a food thermometer while you’re grilling #LaborDay weekend! Dangerous bacteria & pathogens are only destroyed when meat, poultry or fish has reached a safe internal temp. Protect yourself & guests from foodborne illness by using a food thermometer.
Interested in joining the #FoodSafety team? FSIS has vacancies for Food Inspectors in Marshalltown, Tama and Eagle Grove, Iowa. More details & application here:
Did you know that handwashing is just as important to prevent food poisoning as it is to prevent other forms of illness? Make sure you follow the 5 steps to proper handwashing to protect your family from bad germs that can get you sick. #FoodSafety
Do you know how to protect yourself from foodborne illness? Start by checking your steps! #FoodSafety Clean— Wash hands and surfaces often Separate— Don't cross-contaminate Cook— Cook to the right temperature Chill— Refrigerate promptly
It’s never too early or too late to teach your children about food safety. We have material for every age at: #BacktoSchool #FoodSafety
#Recall: Ukrop's Homestyle Foods Recalls Chicken Salad Product Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
#Recall: Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods Recalls Chicken Salad Product Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen
September is Food Safety Education Month! FSIS is reminding consumers to practice behaviors that will continue to keep them and their loved ones safe from foodborne illness. Learn more here:
Did you know it could take days before you develop symptoms of food poisoning after eating a contaminated product? Know the signs!
People that wash chicken always tell us they do a “really good job at cleaning after.”Our results showed…that’s not true. 76% of participants who washed or rinsed chicken in a recent study did not attempt to clean & sanitize the sink after doing so. #Dontwashchicken #Foodsafety
Remnants of #Laura are expected to bring severe storms this weekend. Flash flooding and power outages are expected, follow these steps to protect your food and avoid foodborne illness.
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