The Food Safety, Storage and Preservation information on this webpage is organized by the topics below. If you click on the topic in the list below you will be taken to the part of this webpage with that information.
- Keep food safe from bacteria. Here are tips for safe food handling: Fight BAC! Basic Brochure
- Wash your hands well and often to avoid spreading illness-causing germs. View the Hand Washing Fact Sheet for more information.
- For more information on Food Safety, check out our Family Living Program’s Food Safety and Preservation webpage for other resources.
Resources on Seafood
- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
The Junior Anglers Instructor Guide helps young anglers to learn about the supplies to gather for a fishing outing.
Eating your catch – making healthy choices is a user-friendly web page which provides a wealth of current information:
– Mercury and PCBs in local fish
– Safe-eating guidelines for fish
– An interactive, online query tool for inland waters
– Hotlinks to Eating your catch – choose wisely, a two-minute video available in English, Hmong, and Spanish
– A Family Guide to Eating Fish from Wisconsin, a colorful, two-page, quick reference guide (produced by the DNR and Wisconsin Department of Health Services) that can be printed off; it contains pictures of fish species, provides safe-eating guidelines for fish, and is available in English, Hmong, and Spanish.
- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Make Low-cost Cleaning Products at Home
Homemade cleaning products are less toxic, cost less than purchased products, and are safe and effective.
Turkey: Alternate Routes to the Table
Grilling, smoking, roasting, deep-frying… and four more food-safe methods to prepare turkey are featured in these printable, USDA fact sheets.
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How long can different foods be safely stored in the cupboard? In the refrigerator? In the freezer? Food will stay fresher and safer, and you will have less waste, when you follow the proper storage guidelines. Keep a copy of our Food Storage Chart handy in your kitchen.
For information on Food Preservation, check out our Family Living Program’s Food Safety and Preservation webpage.
Questions or Concerns? Contact the Nutrition Education Staff