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.
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
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.
What Is Food Insecurity?
Having enough healthy food to make it through every day is a struggle for some people. Find out what food insecurity is, how it can affect your health, and ways organizations are working to address it.
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.
Food-Related Illness: Playing It Safe
The best defense is a good offense when it comes to food-related illnesses.
Water and Food Safety After Hurricanes
To help you prepare for this hurricane season, WebMD gives advice from the FDA about what is safe to drink and eat in the aftermath of a storm.
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?
Video: 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
Slideshow: 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.
Slideshow: 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.
A Visual Guide To Salmonella
See what salmonella bacteria look like and learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of salmonella poisoning.
Slideshow: 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.
Quiz: 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.
Grilling 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
Quiz: 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.