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
Downloadable graphic: A Safe Holiday Feast (FightBac.org) (PDF 996 KB)
- Holiday Food Safety (FDA)
- Holidays: FoodSafety.gov - Useful information about food safety for all holidays. Includes:
- Keep Halloween Safe, Not Scary (Foodsafety.gov)
- Talking Turkey - information for a safe holiday feast (FightBac.org)
- Cranberry Sauce Recipe - Selecting, Preparing, and Canning Fruit (National Center for Home Food Preservation)
- Safely handling ingredients (FightBac.org)
- Thanksgiving Food Safety (Foodsafety.gov)
- Top Holiday Resources (Turkey Safety) (USDA)
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)
Kitchen Appliances and Tools
- Appliances and Thermometers (USDA) This main page includes the information below and more: