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Food Safety

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website on food safety.
A FDA website that provides complete information on food safety and nutrition for consumers.
The Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) is a not-for-profit organization that unites industry associations, professional societies in food science, nutrition and health, consumer groups, and the U.S. government to educate the public about safe food handling. Visit this website to learn more about proper food handling and food borne illness.
Did you know that food distributors can donate their surpluses without any headaches? Read more here or at http://www.loraincountyhealth.com/food-safety/fooddonation.
Powerful storms can result in power outages and potential flooding, making an unsafe environment for Lorain County residents. It is important to take the proper precautions to stay healthy and safe during a power outage or flood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the advice below to keep you safe during these times.
Posters on hand washing, and handling, cooling, hot and cold holding, and refrigeration of foods.
Posters on hand washing, and handling, cooling, hot and cold holding, and refrigeration of foods.
Posters on hand washing, and handling, cooling, hot and cold holding, and refrigeration of foods.
FoodSafety.gov is the gateway to food safety information. This website was developed to better communicate information to the public and include an improved individual alert system allowing consumers to receive food safety information, such as notification of recalls.
Guidelines for Food Service Operators during a Boil Advisory.
Please see attached August 7, 2013 Food Service Professional Development Workshop Presentation from Scott Pozna, RD from the Lorain County General Health District. This presentation outlines how schools food service can maintain healthy standards in the kitchen as well as tips to implement a food safe salad bar.
The purpose of this website is to raise consumer awareness about the seriousness of foodborne illness and to provide solutions for easily and safely handling food in their own kitchens, the American Dietetic Association and ConAgra Foods public awareness campaign, Home Food Safety, is dedicated to providing home food safety statistics, information about foodborne illness (also known as food poisoning), and safe food handling information and tips.
A website that is updated frequently with food recalls.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture's webpage on Food Safety.
The Ohio Department of Health's webpage on Food Safety.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has practical answers to many of your poultry preparation questions, including:
- How can I safely thaw my frozen turkey?
- What color should raw turkey and cooked turkey be?
- What is the difference between "free range" and "free roaming" turkeys?
- Are all turkeys inspected?
The United States Food and Drug Administration's website on food safety.
This link provides information gathered from press releases and other public notices about certain recalls of Food and Drug Administration(FDA) regulated products.