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Keep Food Safe

Healthy eating means more than managing calories or choosing a balanced diet of nutrient-rich foods. The best healthy eating plans also involve safe food handling, cooking, and storage practices that help prevent food poisoning and foodborne illness.

This year, an estimated 1 in 6 Americans will get sick from food poisoning. Find out what you can do to keep you and your family safe.

  • Check your Steps: Following four simple steps – Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill – can help protect your family from food poisoning at home.
  • Keep Food Safe by Type of Food: Get the latest tips and techniques to keep specific foods safe and prevent food poisoning.
  • Food Poisoning: Food poisoning—any illness or disease that results from eating contaminated food—affects millions of Americans each year. While the American food supply is among the safest in the world, the Federal government estimates that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually—the equivalent of sickening 1 in 6 Americans each year.