Thursday, August 26, 2010

Food Safety

With over 1,000 cases of salmonella poisoning across the country and the recall of about a half billion eggs from stores, restaurants and homes food production safety and inspection have come to the forefront of the news lately.

As Federal and state health officials continue to investigate it's good to know what resources are available to you on food safety. We've included some links below to state and federal information:


Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak in Shell Eggs
(From the US Food and Drug Administration's What's New in Food)

Investigation Update: Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Enteritidis Infections Associated with Shell Eggs
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's web page on salmonella)

How can I tell if my eggs have been recalled?
(From the US Food and Drug Administration's What's New in Food)
(Information from the federal government on home food safety, food poisoning, inspections and compliance, etc.)


Kansas Food Safety and Consumer Protection
(Kansas Department of Health and Environment)

Kansas Department of Agriculture
(The Department's Food Safety and Lodging web page. Includes information on dairy inspection, meat and poultry inpection, as well as a food safety and lodging inspection results database)

Kansas Department of Health and Envrionment
(The Department's Bureau of Surveillance & Epidemiology web page. Includes information on disease surveillance, outbreak investigation, and education. Among the duties of the the Bureau is the investigation of foodborne ilnesses)


Keep Food Safe! Food Safety Basics
(US Dept of Agriculture)

K-State Extension Food Safety
(A website from Kansas State University educating consumers on safe food handling with food preparation, food preservation, food service and more)

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1 comment:

johana mariz said...

Food safety training awareness is one way to combat issues concerning food contamination. If one is aware of the do's and don’ts of handling foods, then there would be less problems revolving this subject.