Food Safety and Environmental Services

Safe Food Handling in Your Home

For tips on food handling and preparation in your home, check out the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) website at www.fsis.usda.gov.  FSIS is responsible for ensuring that the Nation’s commercial supply of meat, poultry, and processed egg products is safe, whole­some, and correctly labeled and packaged.  FSIS focuses on inspecting and protecting the U.S. food supply and educating consumers about safe food handling and reducing the risks of foodborne illness.

The FSIS website offers some of the following information and resources: