Food Safety

Each year 1 in 6 Americans get sick from foodborne illness. Learn more about keeping your families food safe.

To help keep you and your loved ones safe from foodborne diseases, follow the four basic steps of food safety—Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill—now and throughout the year.

Home canning is a great way to preserve garden produce and share it with family and friends. However, canning can be risky — or even deadly — if not done correctly and safely, according to the CDC. Here are some tips to keep home-canned foods safe: 

Go to  Food to get the latest news, alerts, and tips on safely handling and storing food to prevent food poisioning, as well as up-to-date recalls.

Michigan MDARD: Food Safety

Check out the CDC’s Food Safety Page.

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