What could be more personal than the food you eat? The issue of food safety is as close as your next meal. Yet it covers such widespread challenges as food recalls and imports, the state's booming food processing industry, organic growers and school lunch programs.
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Learn more about both commercial and home food safety through the resources offered by UGA Extension.
Food Safety for Civic Groups & Churches How-to's of safe food handling for members of community organizations.
Food Safety for Concession Stands Don't let your event be in the news for making customers and friends sick!
HACCP Certification Short Course for Meat & Poultry Certification meets the USDA's training requirements and teaches Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point principles.
Process Approval for Food Products Obtain a letter of process approval for your food product.
ServSafe® Training Food safety training using the National and Georgia Restaurant Associations ServSafe® program.
- Developing a Recall Plan: A Guide for Small Food Processing Facilities (B 1509) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines a recall as actions taken by a firm to remove a product from the market. A well-designed recall plan will help to effectively locate the recalled product…
- So Easy To Preserve (B 989) The 6th edition of this popular book is available for purchase only. The 388-page book covers topics on Preserving Food, Canning, Pickled Products, Sweet Spreads and Syrups, Freezing and Drying. There…
- Food Safety Tips for Preparing a Holiday Turkey (C 1226) This publication covers safe thawing, cooking, and storing a turkey, including current estimates of the time needed for safe thawing and cooking. The USDA recommends three ways to defrost turkeys: in …
- Packinghouse Environmental Monitoring Programs Series: Packinghouse Environmental Monitoring Programs: Identifying Packinghouse Zones (B 1524-1) Produce buyers are increasingly requiring their suppliers to establish environmental monitoring programs in their packinghouses to verify the sanitary conditions of handling facilities and equipment. …
Center for Food Safety Engages in research for the maintenance and improvement of the microbiological safety of the world's food supply.
Food Safety and Preservation Family and Consumer Sciences' Extension information related to food safety and preservation.
Food Science Extension Outreach Program Provides the public and the food industry with unbiased, research-based food safety education.
CAES Hot Topics: Food Safety A collection of reports and news stories related to food safety.
Food Selection, Buying and Preparation Family and Consumer Sciences' Extension information related to selecting, buying, and preparing food.
UGA Department of Food Science and Technology Learn more about the food science and technology department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences Learn more about the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at UGA.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tracking single cases of foodborne illness and investigating outbreaks are critical public health functions in which CDC is deeply involved.
FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of our nation's food supply.
Fight BAC! Food Safety Education Campaign A food-safety program presented by the Partnership for Food Safety Education, a non-profit organization that engages public and private sector partners in educating the public about the importance of safe food handling to good health.
Food Marketing Institute FMI provides leadership to retailers and wholesalers of food and consumer products, as well as to their supplier partners, by fostering their growth and promoting their role in feeding families and enriching the lives of their customers.
FoodSafety.gov FoodSafety.gov is the gateway to food safety information provided by government agencies.
Georgia Division of Public Health DPH is the lead division entrusted by the people of the state of Georgia with the ultimate responsibility for the health of communities and the entire population.
International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation The International Food Information Council Foundation provides food safety, nutrition, and healthful eating information to help you make good and safe food choices.
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome and correctly labeled and packaged.
Cold Facts Take care when preparing fresh berries for freezing or refrigeration to reduce contaminants
Center for Food Safety UGA has one of the largest teams of food safety researchers of any university, and the work of these experts can be felt globally through their research and collaboration efforts.
Canning Precautions A recent death in Washington state was attributed to botulism, a toxin that is a byproduct of the heat-resistant spores of a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum that likely originated from a home-canned food.