Food Safety

Every year, 1 in 6 people become sick from eating contaminated food. That’s almost 48 million people! Symptoms of foodborne illness include nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea. Taking steps to help keep food safe protects you and your family. Tips to keep food safe include:

  • Wash Your Hands
    • Before, during and after cooking or preparing food
    • After touching raw meat, eggs, or raw vegetables
    • Before eating or drinking
  • Cook Food Thoroughly 
    • Cook food to safe, minimal internal temperature
  • Do Not Eat Raw Dough 
    • Uncooked dough contain germs
    • Do not allow children to eat raw dough
  • Store Foods Properly
    • After food is cooked, keep hot food hot and cold food cold.
    • Food should not be left out longer than 2 hours
    • Refrigerate leftovers

For more information on Food Safety, visit the CDC website

(Last updated 5/17/2023)