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Make food safe

Foodborne illness or food poisoning is any illness that results from eating contaminated food. The most common causes are harmful bacteria and viruses.

Causes of Food Poisoning

4 Steps to Keep Food Safe

Food Storage Chart

Food Keeper App

Have a food safety question? Ask USDA or call USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-674-6854 or email your question to mphotline.fsis@usda.gov.

To report a problem with food in Riverside County

Have a food preservation question? Check the USDA Complete Guide to Home canning or contact National Center for Home Food Preservation

Other resources:
UC Home Gardening, Preservation, and Storage Publications
Other Links on Home Food Preservation and Gardening


Food Safety Resources:

UC Food Safety

USDA Fight Bac!


CDC Food Safety

Food Safety Music


FDA Bad Bug Book


UC Cooperative Extension provides food safety training to community organizations and consumers several times a year. For more information contact Chutima Ganthavorn at (951) 683-6491 or cganthavorn@ucanr.edu.

UC Food Safety in the Kitchen Publications


Keep Food Safe

During An Emergency:

Food Safety Information for Earthquakes

Food Safety in Emergencies

Refrigerated food during a power outage: when to throw out?

Frozen food during a power outage: when to throw out?