Food Safety Directory
When handling food, safety is key. Taking proper precautions can help you avoid illnesses such as E. coli, diarrhea, food poisoning, botulism, and more. It's important to keep your kitchen surfaces and utensils washed and sanitized as well as to wash the foods you're working with. Vegetables, fruits, and meats can carry bacteria that can make you sick. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how food can be handled safely, how to keep your kitchen clean, and much more.
Your Guide to Healthy Grilling
Your summer picnic or barbecue wouldn’t be the same without firing up the grill. Here's how to do it safely.
How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
These tiny flies are big pests. Find out why they can cause health problems and how get them out of your house for good.
Food Safety Tips for Your Kitchen
Your kitchen is the heart of your home – but it can also be a case of food poisoning waiting to happen. Learn about foods that can make you and family sick and tips to keep your kitchen clean
Can Glyphosate Herbicide Harm Your Health?
Can common herbicides like glyphosate affect your health?
How to Keep Food Safe in the Hot Weather
Summer picnics shouldn't end with food poisoning. Learn about food safety in hot weather.
9 Food Poisoning Myths
WebMD consulted food safety experts to dispel common myths and offer advice on avoiding food poisoning.
Lettuce Learn to Wash Produce Properly
The government's recent warning about some packaged fresh spinach has people worried about the safety of their produce, especially greens and lettuces.
15 Ways to Make Your Food Safer
15 tips on food safety.
Video on How to Store Leftover Food
How long can you leave food out before it needs to be tossed? What about storing leftovers in the fridge or freezer?
The Truth About Washing Greens
Fresh vegetables are vulnerable to bacteria because they often come in contact with soil and water. Is washing enough?
GMOs in Food
There’s a lot of debate over GMOs in our food. They’ve helped farmers grow more crops, but are there downsides, too?
Food Safety for Rug Rats
Allowing your toddler to help out with food prep can be an enriching experience. But avoid cooking up a food-borne illness.
Slideshows & Images
Food Allergy Triggers, Common and Uncommon
Peanuts, tomatoes, and even exercise, can bring on food allergies, some quite dangerous. This WebMD slideshow helps identify triggers, symptoms, and tests to help keep your family safe.
When to Toss Food Out
It’s hard to know exactly how long it’s safe to keep different foods. Find out when it’s best to just throw them out.
Food Dangers You Should Avoid
See the most common culprits in food poisoning in our slideshow, as well as symptoms, complications, and how to keep your food safe.
Easy, Tasty Grilled Foods for Dinner Tonight
When you have to scramble to get dinner on the table, let the grill do the work for you. This slideshow shows you how.
Food Safety Myths and Facts
Should you cut off that moldy piece of cheese and eat the rest? What’s the best way to thaw chicken? Find out in this food safety quiz.
Test Your Cooking Smarts
Ready to get your grill on? Try this quiz to test your barbecue skills first.
Food Bacteria Quiz
Take this quiz to see how much you know about the food-borne bacteria called listeria, where it grows and what health danger it poses
Don't Be Fooled by Food Labels
Do you know how to read a food label? WebMD shows you what words like "natural" and "organic" really mean.
Frozen Food Storage: Keeping It Safe and Tasty
It’s time to go through that freezer and dump everything you aren’t going to eat in the next six months.
Nothing Fishy About These Fish!
WebMD's Top 10 Ways To Make Seafood Safe
Things You Should Never Do to Lose Weight
Be aware of these dangerous things you should never do when trying to lose weight.