Food Safety, Storage and Preservation

Food safety, storage and preservation are all important for helping nutritious foods to last, lessen food waste, and prevent foodborne illness.

Food Safety

Meat, Poultry, Eggs, and Seafood

USDA’s safety information for beef and pork, chicken and turkey, and eggs. For meat and poultry safety questions, call the USDA hotline.

For seafood, the DNR’s eating your catch – making healthy choicesMercury and PCBs in local fish, an interactive, online query tool for inland waters, and two-minute videos in English, Español, and Hmoob. Fresh vs. frozen seafood? Check out the USDA’s Selecting and Serving It Safely

Food Safety in Emergencies & Natural Disasters

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