Meat, poultry, fish and seafood safety

Help prevent food poisoning by following these cooking tips for meat, poultry (including eggs), fish and seafood.

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Home canning and bottling of seafood

Know the proper food safety practices for home canning and seafood bottling to prevent food poisoning.

Egg safety

Understand the proper handling, storing and cooking practices for eggs so you can avoid food poisoning.

Poultry safety

Avoid food poisoning by knowing how to properly clean, store, prepare and cook poultry. 

Frozen raw breaded chicken

Most frozen breaded chicken products such as chicken strips and nuggets are raw. Learn how to safely handle and cook them.

Hamburger safety tips

Minimize your risk for food poisoning by following proper food safety practices for handling, storing and cooking hamburger. 


Shellfish are nutritious foods that may be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Shellfish can have a pair of shells (bivalve) or a single shell (univalve). The main safety concern is associated with shellfish that are filter feeders (e.g., oysters, clams, scallops, mussels and cockles).


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