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  • Food Safety Project at Iowa State University Extension
    Iowa State University Extension's Food Safety Project web site offers the latest in foodsafety news, information, and educational curriculum for students. Updated daily

  • American Food Safety
    The American Food Safety Institute is an educational institution, which has been providing foodborne disease prevention training and certification for close to a decade in many areas of the United States.

  • Back to School Food Safety Tips
    With the start of the school season,the National Food Processors Association (NFPA) offers the following tips to help ensure your child consumes a safe and nutritious school lunch.

  • Bad Bug Book
    An illustrated, kid-friendly discussion of bad food "bugs".

  • Center for Food Safety
    The Center for Food Safety (CFS) provides leadership in legal, scientific, and grassroots efforts to address the increasing concerns about the impacts of our food production system on human health, animal welfare, and the environment.

  • Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition
    The Food and Drug Administration touches the lives of virtually every American every day. For it is FDA's job to see that the food we eat is safe and wholesome, the cosmetics we use won't hurt us, the medicines and medical devices we use are safe and effective, and that radiation-emitting products such as microwave ovens won't do us harm. Feed and drugs for pets and farm animals also come under FDA scrutiny. FDA also ensures that all of these products are labeled truthfully with the information that people need to use them properly.

  • Child Nutrition: Food Safety
    As a parent you want to keep your child as safe and healthy as possible. In addition to providing nutritious food it is important to make sure the food your child eats is safe. You may be surprised at some of the food poisoning risks in the food we eat.

  • Food Link
    Details about the foodlink food safety materials, and how to order them.

  • FoodSafe Program
    FoodSafe Program, University of California Davis, information on food safety, chemical residues in food.

  • Food Safety
    Guidelines for preparing and keeping food safe to eat (child nutrition).

  • Food Safety
    The basic rules for keeping food safe apply year-round; they are just more difficult to adhere to during warm weather. Also, warm temperatures promote microorganism growth so there is less room for error during our outside dining season.

  • Food Safety at Home, School and When Eating Out
    Food Safety at Home, School and When Eating Out - An Activity Book for You to Color

  • Food Safety Coloring Book
    A food safety activity book for kids to color.

  • Food Safety Gov
    Gateway to Government Food Safety Information.

  • Food Safety Guide
    Illness caused by contaminated or improperly prepared foods cause up to 81 million people to get sick each year, with almost 9000 of these illnesses leading to death. Children are among the people most at risk for serious illness from food poisoning.

  • Food Safety Information
    Food safety advice from the FDA.

  • Food Safety Quiz For Kids
    A fun food safety quiz for kids.

  • Food Safety - Virginia Cooperative
    A good overall source of information about food safety issues.

  • Food Safety Word Match
    Kids get to answer questions about food safety.

  • Germs On The Run!
    While you and the children are washing hands, try this ditty...

  • Germ Squirm Kids and Safe Food Handling
    Objectives To name ways germs get into foods and practice safe food handling rules. To name hot, cold, and room temperatures as safe or unsafe for food, at home, at the store, and eating out. To name protein foods and safe food handling rules. To look for places to store foods safely.

  • Government Food Safety Policies
    ERS analyzes the efficiency and equity of government policies and programs designed to protect the U.S. food supply from contaminants hazardous to human health.

  • Home Food Safety
    A home food safety site from the American Dietetic Association and ConAgra.

  • "JUST LOOK AT THOSE HANDS!" (food safety)
    Kids learn about washing hands and food safety.

  • KEEPING FOOD SAFE FOR BABY
    Infants and young children are more likely than adults to get sick from bacteria found in food and milk. This is because their immune systems are not yet fully developed. Eating food that contains disease-causing bacteria may cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and sometimes fever.

  • National Food Safety Programs
    Food Safety Programs and Activities

  • Organic Consumers Association
    The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) promotes food safety, organic farming and sustainable agricultural practices in the U.S. and internationally. We provide consumers with factual information they can use to make informed food choices.

  • OurFood
    OurFood is a database containing informations concerning food, related physiology, technology, analytical methods, bacteriology and topics of general interest.

  • Safe Food.org
    Genetic engineering is the largest food experiment in the history of the world. We are all the guinea pigs. There are about 40 varieties of genetically engineered crop approved for marketing in the U.S. As a result, 60-70% of the foods on your grocery shelves contain genetically engineered (GE) components. Genetically engineered foods contain substances that have never been a part of the human food supply. They are not subjected to rigorous pre-market safety testing. And THEY ARE NOT LABELED. Is genetic engineering safe for you and your family? Safe for the environment? Safe for the future of mankind? No long-term studies have been done. No one can answer these questions.

  • WHO Food Safety Programme
    The incidence of food contamination is unacceptably high, even in the most developed countries, and foodborne diseases (e.g., campylobacteriosis and salmonellosis) have reached epidemic proportions in several Member States of the WHO European Region.


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