Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Featured Online Resource: FoodSafety.gov

Whether you are a serious cook, or you just need to know how long your leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator, FoodSafety.gov is a helpful resource for finding reliable information.

The web site is a joint effort of the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Highlights of this resource include:

  • Food recalls - information about current food recalls as well as an option to subscribe to e-mail alerts.
  • Food safety charts - information about food storage, cooking times, and temperatures
  • Emergency preparedness guidelines such as ensuring safe food and water after an emergency
  • "Ask Karen" - ask questions about food safety or browse a database of past questions and answers.  An online chat is also available.
  • Expert assistance - The "Other Resources" option under "Ask the Expert" provides a list of contacts for assistance in various topics

Every week, the Ort Library brings you a new and outstanding resource from the Web or from one of the library's databases. To get an archive of all FOR entries, click here. Also, you can suggest a website that provides well-organized access to useful info.

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