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If you have not checked out the United States Department of Agriculture’s website, you need to do so.  The Food and Nutrition Section gives you all kinds of great information. You can find nutrient profiles for 13,000 foods commonly eaten in the U.S

The USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline can personally answer your food safety questions on weekdays year-round.

The Hotline receives more than 80,000 calls yearly. This toll-free telephone service, which began July 1, 1985, helps prevent foodborne illness

Call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at:
Or send Email to:
[email protected]By phone or on the Web, answers to your questions on…

  • Safe food storage, handling, preparation
  • Product dating
  • Product content
  • Power outages and much more!See Also:
  • Seasonal Fact Sheets
  • Ask Karen – the “Virtual Representative”
  • What to Do If You Have a Problem with Food Products
  • by answering questions about the safe storage, handling, and preparation of meat, poultry, and egg products.

    The Food Safety and Inspection Service has information about recalls and public health alerts that involve meat, poultry or processed egg products.  You can sign up to get e-mail notification when recalls or public health alerts are issued.  They even have a widget you can place on your website that will alert you and show the products being recalled.

    Food Safety.gov lets you report a problem with food if you suspect that a food is contaminated or has made you or someone that you know sick.

    If you have a problem with a local restaurant’s food you would call your local Health Department. 

    This is a great website with lots of good information regarding food and nutrition.


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