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Food Safety

Information and links about food safety during food preparations and transfer, and California Uniform Retail Food Facility Law (CURFFL) requirements.

Program Guidance

General Information Sheet #15: Food Safety Questions and Answers
USDA guidance on the food safety provisions of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Public Law 104-265).

Management Bulletin 00-411: Food Safety Campaign
The USDA, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has launched a new food safety campaign designed to promote the use of thermometers.

Raw Sprouts
Advisory against serving raw sprouts in child nutrition programs.

Outside Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) External link opens in new window or tab.
This is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' site for the CDC.

Food & Nutrition Information Center External link opens in new window or tab.
This site provides a directory to credible, accurate, and practical resources for consumers, nutrition and health professionals, educators, and government personnel.

Food-Safe Schools Action Guide External link opens in new window or tab.
This is the site for the National Coalition of Food Safe Schools and provides school food safety information and resources. A food-safe school action guide is also available at this site and contains tools to help schools build support for food-safe school programs, such as a “how-to” guide and video, motivational PowerPoint® presentation and administrator's briefing brochure, topical in-depth modules and more!

Food Safety External link opens in new window or tab.
This site is a gateway to federal food safety information.

Healthy Kids Resource Center Food Safe Schools External link opens in new window or tab.
This site provides information about the Food-Safe School Initiative. This Initiative is about preventing food borne illness throughout the school community. It utilizes the coordinated school health program approach to ensure food safety and improve the capacity of schools to prevent foodborne illness.

International Food Information Council (IFIC) External link opens in new window or tab.
This site communicates science-based information on food safety and nutrition to health and nutrition professionals, educators, journalists, government officials, and others providing information to consumers. IFIC is supported primarily by the broad-based food, beverage and agricultural industries with the purpose of bridging the gap between science and communications through partnerships to assist in translating research into understandable and useful information.

USDA, Food and Nutrition Services Food Safety External link opens in new window or tab.
This site provides information on food safety and security related to the federal Child Nutrition and other federal assistance programs administered by the United States Department of Agriculture.

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