Food Safety Publications - Free

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Fact Sheets

bulletBe Smart. Keep Foods Apart. Don't Cross-Contaminate
  • Facts About Ground Poultry
  • Foodborne Illness: What Consumers Need To Know (also available in PDFbulletSpanish version: Intoxicacion Alimentaria: lo que Deben Saber los Consumidores (also available in PDF)
  • bulletFrozen, Fully-Cooked Products and Botulism - Food Safety Advisory
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  • Food Safety Facts

    bulletBasics for Handling Food Safely (also available in PDF) [includes Cold Storage Chart] bulletSpanish version: Principios Basicos en la Preparacion de los Alimentos Seguros (also available in PDFbulletCooking Safely in the Microwave Oven (also available in PDFbulletSpanish version: La Coccion sin Riesgos en el Horno de Microondas (also available in PDFbulletEgg and Egg Product Safety (also available in PDFbulletSpanish version: Inocuidad de los Huevos y de los Productos de Huevo bulletKeeping "Bag" Lunches Safe (also available in PDF)
  • Smoking Meat and Poultry (also available in PDF)
  • Turkey Basics: Stuffing (also available in PDF ) bulletSpanish version: Principios Básicos de la Preparación del Pavo: El Relleno
  • bulletTurkey Basics: Safe Thawing (also available in PDF ) bulletSpanish version: Principios Básicos de la Preparación del Pavo: Descongelación Correcta bulletTurkey Basics: Handling Precooked Dinners (also available in PDF ) bulletSpanish version: Principios Básicos de la Preparación del Pavo: Manejo de las Comidas Precocinadas bulletTurkey Basics: Safe Cooking (also available in PDF ) bulletSpanish version: Principios Básicos de la Preparación del Pavo: Cocinar Correctamente

    Food Safety Features

    Food Safety Focus (Background Information)

    Consumer Information From USDA

    (select PDF format for one- or two-page reproducible)

    bulletListeriosis and Food Safety Tips PDF OR text
    Also available in Spanish: Listeriosis y Consejos en la Seguridad de los Alimentos PDF OR text

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  • Brochures

    • Safe Handling of Complete Meals to Gobullethtml version (read online)
    • PDF version (master for duplicating a tri-fold brochure)
    bulletTake the Guesswork Out of Roasting a Turkey
  • Use A Food Thermometer (featuring Thermy™) bullethtml version (read online)
  • PDF version (master for duplicating a tri-fold brochure)
  • Spanish PDF version (master for duplicating a tri-fold brochure) bulletSpanish PDF version, one-color
  • For Seniors

    For Foodservice

    Graphics & Images

    This page will list publications that consist mainly of graphics ("infographics"). An Image Library is available for those who would like to download food safety graphics or artwork from other FSIS publications.

    • Safe Handling Instructions Label - Handouts
    bulletSingle label, 408 x 288 px (GIF; 23 KB) [See thumbnail]
  • Reproducible master [approximately 8[FrontPage Include Component] ½ x 11" with label in 2 sizes] (GIF; 156 KB)
  • Note: The above items are NOT printer quality. Higher resolution files are available from the USDA Design Center, Resources Page .
  • Thumbnail and link to Safe Handling Instructions graphic

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    Food Safety During PregnancyUp Arrow for Return to Top of Page