Kitchen Food Safety
Basics of Kitchen Food Safety: Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill
Learn the about the basics of food safety in the kitchen. The four simple concepts: clean, separate, cook and chill can help prevent foodborne illness.
- Spring Clean Your Way into a Safer Kitchen (Partnership for Food Safety Education)
- Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill (Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education).
- Five Keys to Safer Food Manual (World Health Organization PDF 3,936 KB)
- Food Safety Education - the Four Messages: Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill (USDA)
- Washing Food - Does it Promote Food Safety? (USDA)
- Kitchen Companion - Your Safe Food Handbook (USDA)
- Fight BAC! (Partnership for Food Safety Education)
- UC Food Safety in the Kitchen Publications
Holiday Food Safety
- Holidayfoodsafety.org is dedicated to providing information, including videos, about keeping food safe during the holidays. You can find detailed information and useful tips on:
- The Turkey
- Cranberry Sauce Recipe - Selecting, Preparing, and Canning Fruit (National Center for Home Food Preservation)
- Preparing the kitchen
- Safely handling ingredients
- Menu selection
- FoodSafety.gov - Useful information about holiday food safety. Includes “Food Safety for Moms to Be", "Mail Order Food Safety" (USDA) and the video "Be Food Safe for Holiday Buffets" (USDA).
- FDA: Holiday Food Safety
- CDC: Holiday Food Safety Podcast
Packing a Safe Lunch
Packing a safe lunch for our little ones is just as important as packing a lunch that is nutritious. The web pages below discuss food safety tips for the lunch box.
- The Lunch Box Series, C: Safe Lunches for Preschol Children (UC Pub PDF 2335k) Tips on keeping food safety in mind when you put together your rpeschooler's nutritious sack lunch. In English and Spanish (La Lonchera: Cómo empacar almuerzos seguros para niños preescolares PDF 1290k).
- Back to School Food Safety Tips for Parents and Students (USDA)
- Eating Outdoors - Handling Food Safely (FDA)
- An Ounce of Prevention Keeps the Germs Away (CDC PDF 3,187 KB)