Consumer Information

leftovers in the refrigerator

Protect yourself from bad leftovers! Learn more about food waste, watch our leftovers videos, and access refrigerator/ freezer food storage guides and a food spoilage chart.

Consumer Control Point Kitchen

From purchase of food through use of leftovers, when it comes to food safety YOU control these points! Work your way through the consumer control point kitchen and learn when foods are susceptible to contamination from foodborne pathogens.

online lessons

Four self-paced lessons to help consumers understand how knowledge about pathogen reduction, time and temperature abuse, and cleanliness will help decrease their incidence of foodborne illness. Take the quiz at the end of each lesson to test what you've learned.


Get the facts about food and illness that can be prevented by proper handwashing at the correct time. Learn more from our posters, publications, and presentations on clean hands for healthy living.

Food Safety Presentations

Four interactive presentations for consumers focused on temperature monitoring, 6 steps of handwashing, cleaning & sanitizing and cross contamination.

food preparation

Tips for safe food preparation focused on occassions: picnics, tailgates, take-out, holidays and specific foods: eggs, marinades, turkey, and more...

canned salsa

Access to the Preserve the Taste of Summer series focused on canning fruits, vegetables, fruit spreads, pickled products, meat, poultry, wild game and fish, tomatoes, and freezing fruits and vegetables.

Ten Steps to a Safe Kitchen

10 steps for consumers to take in their home to prevent foodborne illness.

food thermometer

Be food safe. You can't tell food is cooked safely by how it looks. Use a food thermometer and learn how to clean and sanitize thermometers.


Food allergies are an immune system response. They affect two to four percent of adults and six to eight percent of children. Get more information about food allergens for consumers, parents, and foodservice.

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